After Iranian women started sharing stories of sexual violence, the Iranian authorities have been forced to act.
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Women Tell Their Stories
//--> //--> //--> Abortion in all instances, including rape, is illegal in Honduras. Any woman who has an abortion, and anyone found to have helped her, can be charged with a crime and imprisoned. For that reason, La Línea (“The Line”) was…
Regina Fonseca is the founder and advocacy coordinator of the nonprofit organization Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (Center for Women’s Rights, CDM).
Cristina Alvarado is a social worker and part of the national coordination team of Movimiento de Mujeres por la Paz “Visitación Padilla” (Movement of Women for Peace “Visitacion Padilla”).
Lawmakers Set to Discuss Loosening Notoriously Strict Anti-Abortion Law
This week, lawmakers in Honduras will have the chance to allow some women access to abortion, reversing restrictions first imposed more than 30 years ago. Under the current law, terminating a pregnancy is illegal and carries a heavy prison sentence,…
Iran’s judiciary should immediately investigate cases of sexual assaults in prison and prosecute those responsible, instead of covering up these crimes
(New York) - Iran's judiciary should immediately investigate cases of sexual assaults in prison and prosecute those responsible, instead of covering up these crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented three cases of sexual…