sexual and reproductive rights

30 Sep, 2016

Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

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AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.” Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including

12 May, 2014

Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opens in Quito, Ecuador

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Today, the Regional Youth Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean opened in Quito, Ecuador. Gathering youth from over 20 countries in the region, as well as representatives from governments and civil society, including the Organización Iberoamericana de Juventud (OIJ), the Foro Regional de Juventudes LAC 2014 builds on an initiative from Montevideo. “Last August, I called from […]