Latin America & Caribbean

Persecuted: Political Process and Abortion Legislation in El Salvador: A Human Rights Analysis

A recent constitutional amendment protecting the right to life from conception provides the fuel for this investigative report, which examines how these draconian measures have impacted women's lives in El Salvador.

Persecuted: Political Process and Abortion Legislation in El Salvador: A Human Rights Analysis (Spanish)

A recent constitutional amendment protecting the right to life from conception provides the fuel for this investigative report, which examines how these draconian measures have impacted women's lives in El Salvador…

Women Behind Bars

Excerpted from Women Behind Bars. From an interview on September 25, 1997 in the Chin Chin prison facility in Puerto Montt, Chile. On that date, there were 22 women in prison there for abortion-related offenses...

An Unfulfilled Human Right:Family Planning in Guatemala

This report seeks to demonstrate that the Guatemalan government has fallen woefully short in meeting its international human rights obligations related to the provision of family planning services and information…

Ensuring the Reproductive Rights of Adolescents

February 1999

Who Are Adolescents?

  • People 10 - 19 years of age

     

  • 1 in 5 of world's population

DEFINING ADOLESCENCE

Our Work in Focus

[UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety commuted Teodora's sentence and released her today…
Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive the medical care they need…
Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is a personal look at the various ways Center staff interacts with plaintiffs, policy makers, governing bodies, and supporters at home and abroad to further the fight for reproductive rights…