Marianne Møllmann, Americas researcher for the Womens Rights Division, authored this report based on research she conducted in Argentina in September and October 2004. LaShawn R. Jefferson, executive director of the Womens Rights Division; Janet Walsh, deputy director of the Womens Rights Division; Joanne Mariner, deputy director of the Americas Division; Sebastian Brett, researcher of the Americas Division; Mike Bochenek, deputy director of the Childrens Rights Division; Rebecca Schleifer, researcher of the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program; Wilder Tayler, Legal and Policy director; and Joseph Saunders, deputy director of the Program Office, reviewed the report. Katia Araujo-Natt, Alexis Benjamin, and Caroline Tourtet, interns for the Womens Rights Division, provided invaluable research assistance. Fitzroy Hepkins, Andrea Holley, Erin Mahoney, José Martínez, and Veronika Matushaj provided production assistance.
We are grateful to the many individuals and organizations who contributed with their time, expertise, and information to this research. Human Rights Watch sincerely thanks all the courageous women who shared their experiences with us and made this report possible.
We appreciate the feedback on this report provided by Mabel Bianco, president, Foundation for the Study and Research on Women (FEIM), Argentina, and Laura Katzive, legal advisor for Global Projects, International Program, Center for Reproductive Rights, United States. Human Rights Watch takes full responsibility for any errors or omissions in this report.
The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Trust, the Sigrid Rausing Foundation, the Moriah Fund, the Libra Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the Streisand Foundation, the Schooner Foundation, the Banky-LaRocque Foundation, and the members of the Advisory Committee of the Womens Rights Division.