Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

Image description: Text that reads, ‘reproductive rights are non-negotiable’. Obstetric Violence (OV) is a global health problem. Whilst this terminology alludes to notions of physical harm, OV also encompasses, “disrespect”,...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

Image description: Participants at a ‘pro-choice’ protest in the city centre during the decision of the Constitutional Court. | Photo credit: Viviana Bohórquez Monsalve Colombia´s Constitutional Court recent Decision C-055...
The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

Image description: Woman in medical uniform looks at a pelvic x-ray The ‘husband’s stitch’ is the practice of placing an extra stitch at the vaginal opening of a patient after...
Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Image description: A march supporting decriminalisation of abortion. One of the participants is a woman wearing green (the symbol of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America) and holding a...
Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Image description: Women at a march against sexist violence in Chile. Many of them wear green bandanas or scarves. On January 21, the President-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, appointed his...
One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

Image description: Two persons, one of whom is a child, standing amongst a crowd and waving rainbow flags. While LGBTQ+ families in Hong Kong may have babies through means like...
ARTS Bill: A Setback to Procreational Rights of the Queer Community in India?

ARTS Bill: A Setback to Procreational Rights of the Queer Community in India?

Image description: Several people gathered on either side of a Pride (rainbow) flag. First approved by the Union Cabinet in 2020, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill was passed in...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of women, girls, and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity...
The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Green Tide Floods the Mexican Supreme Court

The Mexican Supreme Court made history this month. In a landmark ruling, it established that absolute abortion criminalisation is unconstitutional. The ruling came about in the context of an unconstitutionality...
Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court’s refusal to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban endangers the lives people with the capacity for pregnancy across the country. Texas’ S.B. 8 not only prohibits the...
Corte Inter-Americana de Derechos Humanos: El derecho a estar libre de violencia en contextos educativos.

Corte Inter-Americana de Derechos Humanos: El derecho a estar libre de violencia en contextos educativos.

En junio del año 2020 la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) dictó sentencia en el caso Paola Guzmán Albarracín. Paola fue sexualmente abusada por el Vicerrector de la...

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