Obstetric violence criminalised in Mexico: a comparative analysis of hospital complaints filed with the Medical Arbitration Commission by Omar Calvo Aguilar, Marta Torres Falcón, Rosario Valdez Santiago BMJ SRH 2020;46(1)   (Not open access) Introduction – Disrespect and abuse during childbirth have been reported by numerous countries around the world. One of their principal manifestations is the performance of invasive or surgical procedures without the informed consent of women. Non-dignified treatment is the second most … Continued


From stigma to pride: health professionals and abortion policies in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires by Sandra Salomé Fernández Vázquez, Josefina Brown   Full Text Abstract Abortion stigma is experienced not only by women but also by providers and health professionals in a wide range of legal contexts. This paper analyses interviews with providers who work in the public health system in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, Argentina. A court ruling in 2012, … Continued

ECUADOR: Forming a coalition to fight for free, legal and safe abortion

Surkuna organized this meeting on 18 May 2019 in Quito. It was attended by more than 50 women from 18 organisations. The overall objective of the meeting was to develop a two-year national action plan for the “Campaign for free, legal and safe abortion” and specifically to seek to achieve progress in women’s access to safe abortions and shift public opinion towards support for the decriminalization of abortion.


From Santiago to Nairobi, Tijuana and Stockholm, women in more than 200 cities worldwide have acted out a Chilean feminist performance, protesting sexual assault, victim-blaming and state violence. Created by the LasTesis feminist collective in Valparaiso, “A rapist in your path” has now been performed in more than 40 countries on every continent (except Antarctica). Uruguayan feminist, Isaura Fabra, who mapped the phenomenon, said it spread very quickly, involving thousands of women. It is an indictment of the perpetuation of rape culture by the state and society.

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