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Constitutional Court Issues Decision on Abortion Restrictions in Bolivia

View over the city of Sucre, Bolivia.

In a ruling that marks a significant step forward for women’s rights in the region, Bolivia’s highest court, the Plurinational Constitutional Court, issued a decision ending the requirement for judicial authorization for women seeking legal abortion in Bolivia.

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Enforcement of Abortion Laws Violates Human Rights

The consequences of criminalizing abortion are severe and reason for alarm.

Ipas’s recent research in Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda provides concrete evidence of the human rights violations that result when law enforcement investigates, arrests, and imprisons women who have abortions.

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Bolivia: Promoting Reproductive Health Through InterCultural Approaches

Initiatives in Bolivia are using new approaches to increasing access to high quality sexual and reproductive health services for all women in multi-cultural settings.

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A Plan for Women’s Rights for a New Bolivia

As countries around the world celebrated International Women’s Day last week, the Bolivian government launched a new equal rights and opportunities plan for women.

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A New Dawn in Bolivia: Constitution Extends New Protections for Women

Bolivia’s brand-new constitution protects women from physical and sexual violence, guarantees pay equity and extends certain reproductive rights to women.

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Legal Abortion Care in Bolivia Often Denied

Although abortion is permitted in Bolivia in three cases, just six women have had access to legal abortion in this country. The reasons: judicial barriers as well as doctors who oppose abortion.

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