Our friends at Catholics for Choice recently published a series of essays from people around the world called "Why I Am Pro-Choice." Our own Jessie Clyde contributed to this series. Below is her story: After my first child was born, a friend asked me if my views on abortion had changed. I believe I...Read more
Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. In late August 2013 the National Assembly is expected to debate major changes to the criminal code. It is unclear whether a proposal from a 2012...Read more
Ecuador’s restrictive abortion laws put the health and even the lives of rape victims in danger, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last week. In late August 2013 the National Assembly is expected to debate major changes to the criminal code. It is unclear whether a proposal from a 2012...Read more
Yesterday, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and 114 cosponsors introduced the Global Democracy Promotion Act in the US House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would help to stabilize the policy climate for organizations that provide sexual and reproductive health services worldwide by permanently...Read more
IPPF/WHR joins RH Reality Check, Women's Link Worldwide, and others who are demanding that the government of El Salvador permit doctors to perform an abortion to save Beatriz’s* life. Beatriz is a 22-year-old woman from a poor, rural area in El Salvador. She is pregnant with a high risk of maternal...Read more
IPPF/WHR joins RH Reality Check, Women's Link Worldwide, and others who are demanding that the government of El Salvador permit doctors to perform an abortion to save Beatriz’s* life. Beatriz is a 22-year-old woman from a poor, rural area in El Salvador. She is pregnant with a high risk of maternal...Read more
It is difficult to write about any type of violence, but gender-based violence (GBV) poses many challenges that are unique. Despite the prevalence of stories survivors of violence have found the courage to tell, GBV still remains largely invisible. Many people consider abusive actions to be...Read more
It is difficult to write about any type of violence, but gender-based violence (GBV) poses many challenges that are unique. Despite the prevalence of stories survivors of violence have found the courage to tell, GBV still remains largely invisible. Many people consider abusive actions to be...Read more
Peru, while famous for its modern culinary delights and ancient civilizations, also has a far less flattering distinction: it has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors. Researchers estimate that 35,000...Read more
On November 7th, the Departmental Council of Youth, the Women's Civic Committee, and the Archdiocese of Santa Cruz, a conservative city in Bolivia, called for a “March for Life” against the decriminalization of abortion in the country. The pro-life coalition used the slogan “from conception to...Read more