Teen Rape Survivor Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Stillbirth in El Salvador

Hernandez’s case exemplifies the injustice of El Salvador’s abortion ban and serves as a call for change in the country.

Life Under the World’s Strictest Anti-Abortion Law

Since Chile’s abortion ban was put in place in 1990, 28 legislative efforts have been made to modify or overturn it. Now, progressive and center-left lawmakers are giving it another try.

The Venezuelan Women’s March Cannot Go Unheard

Though the widespread denial of basic necessities puts their lives in danger, Venezuelan women are making big sound waves through their activism—now it’s up to the rest of the world to listen.

Justice for the Women of El Salvador is Long Overdue

In El Salvador, being poor and pregnant means losing your basic rights. Now, the nation’s lawmakers are considering permitting abortion in specific situations.

Postcard from Havana: A Lack of Childcare Leaves Cuban Women in Quandary

Many ordinary Cubans simply cannot afford to have children, and many Cuban women are reluctant to.

NEWSFLASH: Mexico City Prosecutor Blames Woman for Her Own Death

After Lesby Berlin Osorio was strangled to death, the Office of the Public Prosecutor took to Twitter to blame her for her own murder.

NEWSFLASH: Lawmakers Uphold Extreme Abortion Penalties in Honduras

Abortion is a crime that currently warrants a three to ten year prison sentence in Honduras—for women who have abortions and those who provide them with abortion care.

Fighting for a Way of Life

For a group of women—poor and largely illiterate—that is what democracy looks like.

WATCH: How Women Shaped the Peace Deal in Colombia

Women played an important role in shaping the Colombian peace agreement, which ended the longest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere.

NEWSFLASH: Sonia Tábora, Imprisoned for Miscarriage, is Finally Free

“At last, the nightmare is over,” Tábora said as she left the courthouse in Sonsonate.

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