Paraguay: Forced motherhood is a violation of girls' rights - Equality Now joint submission to the Committee against Torture 61st Session July 2017
Information on Paraguay for Consideration by the Committee against Torture (CAT)
24th July – 11th August 2017
The submission details our concern about human rights violations faced by girls in Paraguay, focusing in particular on the high number of girls in Paraguay who are forced to become mothers as a consequence of rape or incest after being denied access to legal abortion services.
The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.DOWNLOAD PDF