Public health officials credit the widespread vaccine program and targeted campaigns to vaccinate adolescents and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean with eliminating this disease, but distrust of vaccines have some worried about maintaining this progress.
Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk. Here’s why.
In poor countries, cervical cancer is often the most common cancer-related death among women, or even the leading cause of death for women, period.
Violence against women living with HIV has increasingly been recognized in Latin America and the Caribbean as a key issue, but there remain challenges as well as opportunities to place it at the core of the policymaking process.
Dear Caribbean men: We do not have to smile for you. We do not have to answer you. We do not have to dance with you. And we do not dress for you.
There is critical importance in documenting acts of violence against women—systematically, carefully, and over time.
As a woman with privilege who has depended on the law, I am grateful for Roe. As a queer, Indo-Caribbean from an immigrant family in the Bronx, I remember that laws often require less than justice does.
UNAIDS released a report in advance of World AIDS Day with hopeful news about the epidemic: there has been nearly a 50 percent reduction in new infections across 25 low and middle income countries. As UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe put it, “We are moving from despair to hope.” Young people are at the center of that success.
January 22nd marked the 39th anniversary of one of the most significant legal decisions of the 20th century, Roe v. Wade. This landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and changed the course of history for women in this country. Yet women in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to struggle for this basic reproductive right.
The Department of State’s 10th Annual Trafficking In Person’s Report ranks countries on progress against human trafficking. How are Caribbean nations responding? How does this report help to create change and build community?