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Latin America & Caribbean

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C…

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador…

Government of Ecuador Fails to Protect the Rights of People Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadoran government violated the human rights of a young girl living with HIV according to a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights—the highest human rights Court in the Americas…

Chile’s Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Rape survivors will be able to access safe abortion services within 14 weeks of pregnancy according to the latest version of Chile’s abortion bill advanced by the Health Commission…

Chile Moves Toward Easing Abortion Ban

Since 1989, abortion has been prohibited under any circumstance in Chile due to a law enacted under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.  This week, legislators took a key step toward easing the country’s draconian policy. …

Chile’s Health Commission Moves Abortion Bill Forward

(PRESS RELEASE) This evening the Health Commission of Chile agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women access to safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

U.N. Committee Calls for Abortion Law Reform in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) Following a review of Chile’s human rights record on economic, social, and cultural rights, a United Nations committee has called for Chile to…

African Union Commits to Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

(PRESS RELEASE) African nations this week pledged to eradicate child and forced marriage in the region at the African Union Summit, according to African Union Goodwill Ambassador to End Child Marriage Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda…

Violence against Women and Reproductive Rights in the Americas

The numerous forms of violence that are committed against women pose an obstacle to their individual development, violate their rights, and limit their freedoms…

Our Work in Focus

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…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a hearing in the case of Paola del Rosario Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian teenager who was sexually abused repeatedly by her school’s vice-principal for two years. Petita Albarracín, Paola’s mother, told the Commission about her…