Gender and Sexuality

Why Do So Many Latin American Women Still Have Unsafe Abortions?

Why Do So Many Latin American Women Still Have Unsafe Abortions?

Worldwide, an average of 43.8 million abortions are performed each year, with a rate of 28 per 1000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. Abortions in Latin America represent more than 10 percent of these, with a rate of 32 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44. According to the Guttmacher Institute, worldwide, nearly half of all abortions are unsafe (self-induced abortions, those provided by those lacking necessary skills, or in an unsafe environment).

Why do Women Bear the Costs of Drug Policy?

Why do Women Bear the Costs of Drug Policy?

There is nothing more erratic than a policy focused on persecuting the easily exchangeable parts of the drug trafficking market. It is a strategy of a futile battle that ignores the life conditions and reasons that motivate the decision of thousands of women to take part in these illegal chains.

What Happens when US Christian Fundamentalists Shape Public Policy in the Global South?

What Happens when US Christian Fundamentalists Shape Public Policy in the Global South?

While religion can positively impact issues of social justice and human rights, it is profoundly problematic that the religious beliefs of a minority of the US are permitted to dictate issues of public health and morality in the Global South, particularly when the impacts on peoples’ lives are so detrimental.

Queering Human Rights

Queering Human Rights

While we have seen impressive steps forward in providing protection for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions, we need to ensure that greater coordination of advocacy and standard setting at the local, national, regional, and international levels does not create a homogenizing pressure to a single conception of sexuality or gender.