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dc.contributor.authorKane, Gillian*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:15:42Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:15:42Zen
dc.date.issued2008-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552070802120558en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131664en
dc.descriptionLatin America's transition to democracy in the 1970s and 1980s was accompanied by the increased political participation of women, who demanded not only equal rights, but also insisted that addressing women's specific interests was key to establishing a truly representative democracy. Many in the Latin American women's movement saw the right to safe, legal abortion as fundamental. To date, their demand for this has gone largely unfulfilled, except in Cuba. There is no panacea to rescinding punitive abortion laws. However, the region is currently witnessing shifts in government policies on abortion, both progressive and retrogressive, which suggest that there is potential for substantive reform. This article will use the recent experiences of Colombia, Mexico City, and Nicaragua to highlight shared challenges, establish linkages with other countries in the region, and demonstrate that the many different strategies which have been adopted present an opportunity to expand access to safe, legal abortion throughout Latin America. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent14en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/abortion-law-reform-in-latin-america-lessons-for-advocacy-131664
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleAbortion law reform in Latin America: lessons for advocacyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryColombiaen
oxfam.subject.countryMexicoen
oxfam.subject.countryNicaraguaen
oxfam.subject.keywordAdvocacy
oxfam.subject.keywordCampaigning
oxfam.subject.keywordSRHR
oxfam.subject.keywordSexual and reproductive health and rights
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameReproductive Rights: Current challengesen
prism.number2en
prism.volume16en
dc.year.issuedate2008en
dc.year.issuedate2008en


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