Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America

Camila Gianella-Malca, Siri Gloppen (2014)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1) 4 p.

Millions of Latin American women face serious barriers to their sexual and reproductive rights, and they suffer serious consequences as a result. Latin American countries maintain restrictive abortion laws in spite of social developments like economic growth, democratically elected governments, formal adoption of liberal constitutions and ideologies.

Sexual and reproductive rights – a global legal battlefield

Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Rachel Sieder, Alicia Yamin (2013)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 1) 4 p.

Millennium Development Goal number 5 (MDG 5) aims to reduce maternal mortality. In this brief we argue that, in the current global context more rigorous research focusing on the legal battles around women’s sexual and reproductive rights – over who gets to control women’s bodies – is of critical importance if this goal is to […]

Gender Justice & Legal Pluralities

Rachel Sieder and John-Andrew McNeish (2013)

New York: Routledge-Cavendish

Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more […]