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Pandemic Brings Growing Risk Of Pregnancy, Abuse To Latin American Girls

Pandemic Brings Growing Risk Of Pregnancy, Abuse To Latin American Girls

When her 11-year-old daughter’s belly began to grow in May, Paloma discovered the unimaginable – the girl had been raped by her stepfather. Paloma, whose name has been changed, took her daughter to a public hospital in Mexico’s western Michoacan state, but the child was denied an abortion. By law, Mexico’s public hospitals must provide […]

Women, Migrants, Minorities To Suffer Most In Latin America As Coronavirus Rages -UN agency

Women, Migrants, Minorities To Suffer Most In Latin America As Coronavirus Rages -UN agency

The coronavirus pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, indigenous people, migrants and people of African descent in Latin America, a region already plagued by deep-rooted inequality, a United Nations agency said in a report issued on Tuesday.   Unequal access to potable water, sanitation, healthcare and housing could also mean higher […]

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

A coronavirus lockdown policy that lets men and women leave the house on alternate days has exposed a gender divide in Bogota within days of being introduced, while Peru has dropped a similar scheme after finding it made women’s days busier. The Colombian capital this week joined two countries in Latin America – Peru and […]