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Profamilia’s Campaign

In Colombia abortion is legal in three exceptional cases: when the life or health of the pregnant woman is at risk, when the fetus’ malformations make it impossible from him/her to live outside the uterus, and when the pregnancy is a result of a carnal violation.

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The Constitutional Court Decides in Constitutional Writ of Protection Case about Changing Gender on Official Identification Documents for Trans People– Intervention by Dejusticia

The Constitutional Court in the T-063 Decision of 2005 protected the fundamental rights to human dignity, free development of personality, sexual and gender identity, and the legal personhood of trans women, who they previously asked to use a judicial process and present a medical certificate in order to change one’s sex on official identification documents. 

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We Presented an Amicus Curiae before the Constitutional Tribunal Asking for the Preservation of the Reform that Allows for Abortion

We presented an amicus curiae before the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic in favor of the depenalization of abortion in the process that this court is considering to determine whether to preserve the reform to the Criminal Code that allows for abortion in three circumstances, thus protecting the life and integrity of Dominican women.

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Queering Human Rights

While we have seen impressive steps forward in providing protection for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions, we need to ensure that greater coordination of advocacy and standard setting at the local, national, regional, and international levels does not create a homogenizing pressure to a single conception of sexuality or gender.

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Artículo de Litigio

Colombia Diversa and Dejusticia Registered a Citizen Petition in LDM and RPA’s Writ of Constitutional Protection Process, Acting in Their Own Name and in Representation of their Children S and SVP

Submitted with Mauricio Albarracín Caballero, Eliana Robles Pallares y Mávilo Nicolás Giraldo, Colombia Diversa’s executive director and members of the litigation team.

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Sex and Morals

 

In Christianity’s origins sex did not have much importance. The essence of Jesus of Nazaret’s message, say teologans, can be summarized into two ideas: love your neighbor and prepare yourself, with faith and repentance, for the Final Judgement.

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Artículo de Litigio

Challenge to the request for annulment of the decree that regulates the provision of services for voluntary interruption of pregnancy

Dejusticia requests the Council of State refuse the request for nullity of the decree that regulates the provision of services for voluntary interruption of pregnancy. We argue that this regulation is legitimate as Act 100 of 1993 establishes that the National Government is the competent authority to regulate the provision of health services.

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Abortion

Dejusticia intervened in Nicaragua, Mexico and Colombia arguing for the legalization of abortion in these countries.

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