Work Location: Chile

Chile

Abortion restrictions in Chile loosened in 2017, and abortion is now legally available in cases of rape, fetal malformation and risk to a woman’s life. Still, real access to legal abortion care remains limited due to a lack of trained providers. In particular, the...

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‘Quiero que tengamos soberanía sobre nuestros propios cuerpos’

Estudiante universitaria y defensora de los derechos reproductivos en Chile comparte sus esperanzas para un futuro mejor  Mariana Sánchez es una estudiante en pedagogía en historia y ciencias sociales, en la Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, ubicada en Santiago, Chile. Allí, ella dirige a otras mujeres jóvenes en el trabajo para prevenir y abordar la […]

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‘I want to see us have sovereignty over our own bodies’

A college student and reproductive rights advocate in Chile shares why she’s hopeful for the future  Mariana Sánchez is a student at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Chile, where she is completing her undergraduate degree in history and science education. There, she leads other young women in work to prevent and address campus […]

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A major step forward in Chile

On Monday, August 21, Chile’s Constitutional Court voted in favor of lifting the total ban on abortion in the country. The measure legalizes abortion in cases where the woman’s life is in danger, when the fetus is not viable and in cases of rape. “Ipas applauds the Chilean government and the advocates who have worked […]

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