BRAZIL – Interim Minister of Health dismisses two civil servants for expressing support for women’s sexual and reproductive health

On 5 June 2020, the Interim Minister of Health, General Eduardo Pazuello, dismissed Flávia Andrade Nunes Fialho, Coordinator of Women’s Health, and Danilo Campos da Luz e Silva, Coordinator of Men’s Health, civil servants in the Ministry of Health who signed a technical note supporting access to sexual and reproductive health for women during the pandemic, thus complying with international standards on essential care. Both had been working in the Secretariat for Primary Health Care. … Continued

MEXICO – Strategies for attending to sexual and reproductive rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: lessons from Mexico for the region

A webinar (in Spanish) organised by Equidad de Genero, Ciudadania, Trabajo y Familia (Gender Equity, Citizenship, Work and Family), with the support of the Latin American & Caribbean Womens Health Network (RSMLAC).

MEXICO – Initiative for the decriminalisation of abortion rejected in Guanajuato

Representatives from the Justice and Public Health Commissions rejected the initiative on the decriminalisation of abortion in Guanajuato, declaring it inadmissible, with three votes in favour and six against. Then, in a virtual session, legislators from the Guanajuato Congress, most of them members of PAN, rejected a request to analyse the issue further, which was proposed by local representatives from the Morena party and the Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD). In the days leading up to … Continued

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN – Regional scenario of access to safe abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean in the time of pandemic

Collected excerpts from Safe Abortion in the Midst of a Pandemic, a recent presentation to SAIGE Webinar by Susana Chavez of CLACAI. Touchstones include the regional context of abortion access, the impacts of Covid-19 on the provision of essential services for women and girls, and more.

© 2016 International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion.

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