Women’s rights organizations and medical staff at the Maternidad Concepción Palacios public hospital in Caracas demand release of official figures on maternal death in Venezuela
After reviewing the report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the observations submitted by Venezuela, women’s rights groups and medical staff from Maternidad Concepción Palacios are calling on the Venezuelan Ministry of Health (MPPS) to release figures on maternal death, which the agency has not reported on since 2016.
The Supreme Court of Colombia orders urgent protection measures for a teenage girl, migrant from Venezuela, who was victim of sexual violence
In a ground-breaking decision, which is the first of its kind in Colombia, the Supreme Court has affirmed that the adolescent victim deserves ‘special constitutional protection’ and has ordered urgent protection measures to guarantee her right to health and to ensure her access to those healthcare services which she has thus far been denied
Civil society organizations applaud high court decision to restore safe abortion standards and guidelines
We applaud today’s High Court decision to protect the lives of Kenyan girls and women by restoring Standards & Guidelines for reducing Morbidity & Mortality from unsafe abortion in Kenya.
Women’s Link Worldwide presented an amicus curiae brief in this case, which analyzed reports from human rights bodies and case law from courts across the Global South.
The submissions were focused on the right to information and the right of women and girls to have access to safe and legal abortions as part of basic healthcare.
In April 2019, the President of Rwanda granted a presidential pardon to 367 women and girls jailed for the offenses of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide. Valentine was one of these women.
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