Center for American Progress

: Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Perspective
Past Event


Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Perspective


2:00 - 3:15 PM EDT

In many countries around the world, women’s rights advocates are using a human rights framework to advance a progressive agenda for women’s health and rights. From the criminalization of female genital cutting in 14 countries across Africa to compensation for involuntary sterilization victims in Europe, these strategies are proving to be an effective tool in promoting reproductive and sexual rights.

One of the most exciting breakthroughs occurred last year when Colombia’s Constitutional Court declared that a total abortion ban violated international human rights norms and therefore the Colombian Constitution.

Join us for a discussion with two leaders at the forefront of these efforts to learn about recent developments in this field.

Featured Panelists:
Marianne Mollmann, Advocacy Director for the Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Monica Roa, Program Director, Women’s Link Worldwide, and lead attorney in C-355/2006, the case that liberalized Colombia’s abortion law

Moderated by:
Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health & Rights Program, Center for American Progress