Planned Parenthood and Partners Host Historic Legal Conference on Adolescent Rights in Latin America
On November 28–30, 2011, Planned Parenthood Global and Peruvian partner organization the Center for Promotion and Defense of Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PROMSEX), in coordination with the Costa Rican Bar Association and the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights, will host the Second Latin American Legal Conference on Reproductive Rights.
Focused on adolescent rights, the conference is the first convening of high-level members of the Latin American legal community to discuss adolescent sexuality in the region.
“In recent years, there has been an increase in Latin America’s use of legal mechanisms, especially courts, to advance the rights of women and young people in the region,” said Dee Redwine, Latin America regional director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “This conference is an opportunity for lawyers, judges, supreme court justices, advocates, United Nations officials, and others to discuss these decisions and compare success stories and lessons learned.”
Topics to be discussed include recent cases brought before regional human rights courts in Latin America, national-level supreme court decisions affecting minors at the country level and the rollout of public health guidelines in countries expanding access to sex education for young people, including unintended pregnancy and HIV prevention methods and services.
For more information about Planned Parenthood Global, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s overseas projects and partnerships, visit www.plannedparenthood.org/global.
November 28, 2011