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Violence without End (2017)

February 5, 2020

Access to safe and legal abortion is essential to the exercise of women’s human rights. In cases of rape, this access is still restricted in Mexico despite being recognized in national and international legal frameworks. Girls and women often face obstacles to exercise their human rights because medical staff is unaware of the legal framework according to which they are to conduct their professional practice. They usually believe that providing a girl or a woman who is a victim of rape with abortion services is a crime and, thus, they deny or hinder their provision. This behavior, however, not only re-victimizes girls or women but also violates their human rights.

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