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Gender Rights

The Dialogue’s work on gender rights aims to promote a better understanding of issues of concern to women, with a focus on women’s leadership, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive rights. It also raises awareness of challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Our work explores…

Gender Rights

The Dialogue’s work on gender rights aims to promote a better understanding of issues of concern to women, with a focus on women’s leadership, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive rights. It also raises awareness of challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Our work explores…

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A History of the Dialogue’s Work on Gender and Democracy

The Dialogue’s pioneering work has made significant contributions to the advancement of women in leadership, the promotion of reproductive rights and health, and the reduction of violence against women. However, these issues remain extant in the region, emphasizing the need to continue conducting research and analysis in each of these key areas of concern to women and crucial to the health of the region’s democracies.

Joan Caivano, Sofia Lalinde

Defending LGBTIQ Rights in Latin America: Obstacles and Advancements in Law and Culture

A 2015 study by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights documented almost 600 murders of LGBT individuals in the Americas for reasons related to their sexual orientation or gender identity in the space of just 15 months. It also noted a startling cruelty, with many victims “killed after being subjected…

Michael Camilleri, Carlos Quesada, Fanny Catalina Gomez-Lugo, Abraham Banegas Molina, Iván Chanis Barahona

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The Crisis of Democracy and Women’s Rights in the Americas

On June 4, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation co-sponsored an event titled “The Crisis of Democracy and Women’s Rights in the Americas.”

Missy Reif, Leonie Rauls

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The Crisis of Democracy and Women’s Rights in the Americas

Following the 8th Summit of the Americas and the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American States, this event seeks to highlight how democratic institutions are critical to respecting, protecting and guaranteeing human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights. 

Miriam Kornblith, Catalina Botero, Michael Shifter

Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Latin America & the Caribbean: Where Are We Now? 

This forum is a follow up on the status of sexual and reproductive rights and it looks to compare and discuss the changes, advances and setbacks of these issues in the region. It will also touch on key issues around these topics, including the lingering effects of the Zika virus; the high rates of sexual violence and violence against women in the region; and the framework of the Hemispheric Report on Child Pregnancy in states party to the Belem do Pará Convention.

Michael Shifter

Challenges for Women’s Rights in Latin America

Many Latin American countries have nominally adopted well-intentioned laws protecting women’s rights, but a lack of political will has rendered the laws essentially toothless.

Joan Caivano