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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

Event Summaries ˙

Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

On May 24, Dialogue member Mia Amor Mottley was elected as Prime Minister of Barbados after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won the general election.

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News ˙

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

Campaign Finance and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Despite taking significant steps towards a more gender-balanced political system –notably the recent adoption of female representation quotas— Colombia, like many other Latin American countries, continues to struggle with the legacies of pervasive social, economic and political inequality that disproportionately affect women. The study gauges the effect that campaign finance has for aspiring female leaders, and puts it in the context of broader social and cultural barriers that hinder women’s political activism throughout the region.

Tim Mahony

Event Summaries ˙

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

Event Summaries ˙

Zika and the Right to Abortion

In Brazil, the possibility of pregnant women with Zika having access to abortion has not entered the public debate.

Jacqueline Pitanguy

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

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

How Can Women in the Region Crack the Glass Ceiling?

Why is there such a lack of women in powerful seats running companies or sitting on boards in the region?

Donna Hrinak, Elena Viyella de Paliza, Fernanda Vicente, Sylvia Maxfield, Marc Andersen

˙ Latin America Advisor

Abortion and Reproductive Rights in Latin America: Implications for Democracy

Latin American countries have some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws and policies in the world, particularly with regard to abortion. In part this stems from not recognizing reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. However, imposing legal restrictions on abortion does not reduce the likelihood that women will seek this reproductive health service. Instead, harsh laws compel women to risk their lives and health by seeking out unsafe abortions.

Inter-American Dialogue, Center for Reproductive Rights

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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.