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07.07.20

The pandemic of violence against women

By Ivonne Garza

Ivonne Garza Garza, Associate at O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Cristina M. Zamora Gómez, PhD Student in Public International Law at University of Seville Image courtesy of  El Tiempo. Photographer Patrick Baz for AFP.     As women battle to survive COVID19 they face a second pandemic: increasing gender-based violence.  Are States’ responses […]

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01.23.19

The situation of access to health services in El Salvador

By Andrés Constantin

This post was written by Patricio López Turconi, Intern at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Andrés Constantin. Women El Salvador has sought to reduce inequality in access to health services for women through its 2011 Law on Equality, Equity and Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Decree N° 645). Article 26 […]

09.05.18

Argentina: Alarming regressive measure on the right to health

By Andrés Constantin

On September 3, 2018, after acknowledging the ongoing economic and financial crisis, the government of Argentina announced a series of austerity measures aimed at reducing Argentina’s fiscal deficit in 2019. The announcement confirmed the rumors of a substantial restructuring in the cabinet and the elimination of ten Argentine ministries, including the Ministry of Health. Under […]

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04.11.18

Rethinking Obstetric Violence: Is Criminalization Really the Only Way Forward?

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Isabel Barbosa and Rebecca Reingold in honor of the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Obstetric violence is disrespectful, abusive, and neglectful treatment by health providers during the provision of health care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period in both public and private settings. Experiences of obstetric violence include: physical abuse; humiliation […]

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03.05.18

Overcoming Barriers to Legal Abortion in Argentina

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Camila Leone and Rebecca Reingold. On February 22, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, announced that the country’s legislature will debate a bill that would decriminalize abortion on broader grounds. Currently, abortion is only legal when the pregnancy poses a risk to women’s life or health and in case of […]

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08.04.17

Reproductive Rights in Flux: Updates from Latin America and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Rebecca Reingold and Priscila Valencia. Despite the tremendous strides made towards the realization of reproductive rights in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, the region remains home to the majority of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, reproductive rights advocates are leading efforts to change that in […]

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03.27.17

Why You Should Attend This Year’s Health Rights Litigation Intensive

By O’Neill Institute

“Participating in the Health Rights Litigation course in September of 2013 granted me the opportunity to interact with some of the best minds on health and human rights in the world. I was among forty-four participants who were representative of twenty-four countries from around the world. I attended the course at a time when KELIN […]

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10.27.16

El Salvador’s Lawmakers at a Crossroads

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. When Carmen Vasquez was 17 years old, a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid sexually assaulted her and she became pregnant as a result. During the final trimester of her pregnancy, Carmen began to bleed but her employer did not allow her […]

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10.27.16

El Salvador's Lawmakers at a Crossroads

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Laura Malavé-Seda and Rebecca Reingold. When Carmen Vasquez was 17 years old, a neighbor of the house where she worked as a maid sexually assaulted her and she became pregnant as a result. During the final trimester of her pregnancy, Carmen began to bleed but her employer did not allow her […]

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