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The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

On February 25, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the webinar “The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina” in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR). Panelists discussed the winning strategy employed by the feminist movement to promote passage of the law to legalize abortion, the challenges they encountered, and how they leveraged resources to produce a favorable outcome.

Joan Caivano, Carolina Celedón

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Stop Violating Immigrant Women’s Reproductive Rights

A brave whistleblower recently reported that women immigrants at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center have been subjected to gynecological procedures without their knowledge or informed consent. Unfortunately, for thousands of women and girls, these reported violations are just a sampling of the government’s illegal practices of aggression and neglect in its treatment of women seeking to immigrate to the United States. 

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Ms. Magazine

The global gag rule: Women’s health at risk in Latin America?

Just three days into his presidency, on January 23, 2017, Donald Trump reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. The executive order, also known as the Mexico City Policy, prohibits all U.S. federal money from funding international organizations that provide information about or support abortion rights.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin America Goes Global

Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America

On April 6th, 2016, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on “Criminal Abortion Laws in Latin America”.

Joan Caivano, Diana Jordán

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The Reproductive Rights Debate in Latin America

While the overall landscape for reproductive rights showed little change in 2014, there is evidence of glacier-like movement toward easing restrictions on abortion.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

What Are the Critical Issues Facing Women?

How are women faring in Latin America? Where has progress been made and how has that been achieved?

Joan Caivano, Jacqueline Pitanguy, Maria de los Ángeles Fernández R.

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Latin American Women Rising

In this report, Joan Caivano from the Inter-American Dialogue and Jane Marcus-Delgado from CUNY analyze Latin American women’s advance into positions of leadership and then highlight areas where important obstacles remain.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

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Women and the Judiciary in the Americas: Leadership and Outcomes

We are pleased to present this report on women in judicial leadership in the Americas. In recent decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have made tremendous strides towards achieving leadership in every sphere and at the highest levels.

Joan Caivano, Joan D. Winship, Zaida Arguedas

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The Public Debate Over Private Lives

In this article of Americas Quarterly, Joan Caivano and Jane Marcus-Delgado look at abortion access and reproductive rights in Latin American countries.

Joan Caivano, Jane Marcus-Delgado

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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Women in the Americas: Paths to Political Power

We are pleased to present this report on women in power in the hemisphere. Women in Latin America and the Caribbean are making tremendous strides towards achieving political leadership. In 2000, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank partnered to host a dialogue of women political leaders.

Joan Caivano, Zaida Arguedas, Gabriela Vega

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Latin American Women in Movement: Changing Politics, Changing Minds

This chapter of Civil Society and Social Movements: Building Sustainable Democracies in Latin America examines women’s social movements that emerged in the 1970s—during the dictatorships and economic crises in South America and guerrilla movements opposed to authoritarian regimes in Central America.

Joan Caivano, Thayer Hardwick

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Women on the Verge: Corporate Power in Latin America

Research shows that what is good for women is good for business organizations as a whole, especially for organizational leadership.

Joan Caivano, Peter Hakim, Sylvia Maxfield

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Women and Global Leadership

Women and Global Leadership: Report of the Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas. April, 2004

Joan Caivano, Peter Hakim, Geeta Rao Gupta, Virginia Bouvier

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Women and Power in the Americas: A Report Card

The Women’s Leadership Conference of the Americas (WLCA)—a joint initiative of the Inter-American Dialogue and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)—is pleased to present this report on women in political power in the hemisphere. The WLCA believes that the number of women in political leadership is a concrete indicator of a country’s progress (or lack thereof) toward fulfilling its commitment to women’s equity. The WLCA is releasing this report prior to the third Summit of the Americas––taking place in Quebec City, Canada, on April 20 to 22, 2001––as part of its continuing efforts to monitor progress on promises made to women.

Peter Hakim, Joan Caivano, Geeta Rao Gupta

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