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  1. I felt like the world was falling down on me. Adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Dominican Republic

    Adolescent girls in the Dominican Republic are being denied their sexual and reproductive rights, including access to safe abortion. “I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me” documents how authorities have stalled the rollout of a long-awaited sexuality education program, leaving hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls and boys without scientifically accurate information about their health. The country has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). …

  2. Sexual politics and sexual rights in Brazil: An overview

    The objective of this text is to survey the political construction of sexual rights in Brazil working on themes that are especially relevant to the configuration of these rights (reproduction/abortion, STDs/AIDS and sexual diversity), and mapping the main actors, the legal instruments now in place or still being discussed and, lastly, the public policies that have been adopted in the last two decades. …

  3. Informe 2003: Violencia familiar, violencia sexual, aborto, derechos reproductivos

    Informe de derechos humanos de las mujeres en el Perú, para el periodo 2002-2003, en el que se analiza la vigencia formal y realá de los derechos humanos de las mujeres a una vida sin violencia tanto en el espacio público como en el privado. El análisis está centrado en cuatro aspectos: Violencia familiar, violencia sexual, aborto y la situación de ciertos derechos reproductivos. Cuatro puntos que consideramos el Estado peruano viene incumpliendo sus compromisos internacionales ya sea por acción u omisión, o por no adoptar medidas para impedir la violación de estos derechos. …

  4. Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy

    In the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court applied the core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. In Roe, the Court held that the constitutional right to privacy includes a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion. …

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