Beatriz Galli is Senior Latin America Policy Advisor for Ipas and a member of the Bioethics Commission of the Lawyers Bar Association in Rio de Janeiro. Beatriz obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto, where she was a fellow in the International Program for Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights. Before joining Ipas, she worked for the Ford Foundation and the German Foundation Heinrich Boell in Rio de Janeiro.
Will Rousseff and Brazil’s other leaders summon up the will to truly stand up for women’s rights? Will they tackle one of the true solutions to high maternal mortality: decriminalization of abortion and measures that could effectively reduce deaths related to unsafe abortions?
2010 was a benchmark year for the debate around abortion legalization in Brazil. For the first time, we saw debates during a Presidential election being mostly guided by religious beliefs around sexual and reproductive rights.
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