Politicizing reproductive rights in Latin America

Photo: Unsplash / Giacomo Ferroni

Date: October 27, 2021
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
Start date: October 27, 2021
Institution: Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are under constant renegotiation and transformations from social, political and judicial forces in Latin America. In recent decades, Latin America has seen both progressive trends in and violent backlashes against reproductive rights.

This webinar raises a few examples of how reproductive rights have been politicized in the region, with insights from academic research and civil society. During the webinar, we will discuss the process and the outcome of the Supreme Court decision to decriminalize abortion in Mexico, the backlash against reproductive rights and strategies to improve access to abortion in Brazil, and how armed actors have used sexuality and reproduction as war strategies in Colombia.


  • Signe Svallfors, Stockholm University
  • Debora Diniz, University of Brasilia
  • Paula S├ínchez-Mejorada Ibarra, Catolocas por el Derecho a Decidir in Mexico

Moderator: Christina Alnevall, Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies