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Nicaragua’s butterflies of hope 

28 September 2011 is the Day for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women and girls in Nicaragua believe that this is their chance to make their voices heard. Stand alongside them…

In Nicaragua, girls and young women are at greatest risk of rape and sexual violence. Almost half of all rapes reported between 1998 and 2008 involved girls aged 14 or under.

For some women and girls made pregnant by rape, the idea of giving birth is unbearable. But since 2008, when Nicaragua made all forms of abortion in all circumstances a crime, they have had little choice.

Women and girls in Nicaragua are demanding the repeal of the total abortion ban. They are calling for their right to be free from sexual violence and for support for survivors of violence to put their lives back on track.

The Nicaraguan government must act to put an end to this human rights emergency.

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