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

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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.

Women Rule South America

Would this be a more compassionate, more peaceful planet if more of it were ruled by women?

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diplomatist


20 Moments in LGBT History That You May Have Missed

As we celebrate lucky number ’13, here is a list of lesser-known milestones that demonstrate the LGBT community’s progress in such a short span of time.

Cameron Combs

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Mic

Top LGBT Stories from the Americas

Our hemisphere is quickly becoming one of the most gay-friendly territories in the world, but not everything is advancing positively.

Javier Corrales

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Huffington Post


LGBT Rights in the Americas

Argentina is leading the way in the push for LGBT equality in the Americas, but despite its progressive laws, much remains to be done.

Cameron Combs

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Christian and LGBT Groups Have Brought the Battle for Gay Rights to the Caribbean

The West is known for exporting its culture, but also its culture wars. The fight for gay rights abroad is the latest example. Powerful, US-based Christian-conservative groups and a network of pro-LGBT transnational actors have each become deeply involved in debates about homosexuality in many countries of the Global South.

Cameron Combs, Javier Corrales

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Atlantic

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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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The New Pope and Gay Rights

The Catholic Church is not the greatest barrier to the advancement of gay rights in the Americas.

Cameron Combs

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Americas Quarterly

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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