The IWMF is pleased to support reporting of untold stories surrounding Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas. This new funding initiative is focused on issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives in the region, including abortion and contraception access, maternal health, reproductive health policy and abortion bans.

More than 97% of women of reproductive age in Latin America and the Caribbean live in countries with restrictive abortion laws. In 2018, the IWMF ran its first international reporting fellowship to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, two of the six countries with total abortion bans in the region. Participating journalists reported on the status of women’s health and reproductive rights to draw international attention to these critical issues.

Through the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas initiative, the IWMF will continue to run international reporting trips and to fund reporting grants for women journalists. To receive announcements about this initiative, sign up for the IWMF’s mailing list and follow the IWMF on Facebook and Twitter.