Paraguay CAT Submission 2017 - Equality Now

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)

61st Session

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.