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RDV: Effects of lawfare: Criminalization of abortion in Peru

February 1 @ 14:15 - 15:30

How does the criminalization of abortion impact women?
Therapeutic abortion has been decriminalised in Peru since 1924, but it was only in 2014 that a protocol was approved to guarantee access to the procedure. However, in 100 years, no additional grounds have been legalised, resulting in thousands of women and pregnant people being prosecuted for the crime of abortion. In this seminar Carolina Neyra analyses the impact of criminalization of abortion and other obstetric events on the human rights of women and pregnant people in Peru.
The seminar is based on a national study which is part of a regional report on the criminalisation of women and pregnant people for the crime of abortion in seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Carolina Neyra is a lawyer who graduated with honours from the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. In 2019, she completed an internship at the Merits Unit of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has also participated in research projects on the rights of LGTBIQ+ people in Peru, as well as in the development of public policies focused on gender equality and the eradication of gender-based violence. In 2019, she participated in the course “Effects of Lawfare” at the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation.


How to participate:  At Jekteviksbakken 31 or Zoom. 

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The webinar is part of the RDV-webinar series – a collaboration between DIPA (UiB) and LawTransform (UiB).


February 1
14:15 - 15:30
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Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism


Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31
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