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MIAMI, FLORIDA — A court in Peru has ruled against ACI Prensa, a Catholic news agency, and the Latin America director of the Population Research Institute, an anti-women’s rights organization, which disseminated malicious and false statements about Promsex, a leading reproductive health and rights organization in the country. Both entities have been ordered to rectify and remove the false articles from the news agency’s website and any other platforms where they have been circulated, and to refrain from future similar actions.

Statement from Dee Redwine, Regional Director of Latin America Program, Planned Parenthood Global:

In a time of rampant attacks on women’s health and rights in the U.S., we are encouraged to see other parts of the world making advances. We are proud of our partnership with Promsex and the critical work they do defending access to vital sexual and reproductive health services and pushing back against barriers to care for women in the country.

“Reproductive health and rights organizations provide life-saving help for women and girls. This ruling is an important reminder of the significant role courts can have all over the world in advancing, or repressing, human rights. In this case, the attack on Promsex was seen for what it was – an attack on women and on those who defend their rights. The court’s ruling sets an important precedent that these attacks on women will not be tolerated.

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Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.

For more than 45 years, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has supported access to sexual and reproductive health care and advocated for reproductive rights around the world through our international arm, Planned Parenthood Global. In partnership with more than 100 organizations across 12 focus countries in Africa and Latin America, we advance the health and rights of young people, women and families, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable and underserved. Last year, our partners reached over a million people with sexual and reproductive health information and services provided by our partners. Our unique sustainability model sets us apart, as we empower partners to stand on their own. We help grassroots organizations develop solid reproductive health programs, identify other sources of funding, build their communications and advocacy skills, and develop strategic plans.