|Comité de América Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer|
(The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights)
CLADEM is a regional network of individuals and institutions in Latin America committed to protecting and advancing women's rights. Founded in 1987, CLADEM has offices in 17 countries and has initiated several successful campaigns to protect women’s health and human rights at the national and regional levels.
Recently, CLADEM's Argentina chapter collaborated with another IWHC partner, INSGENAR [link], to investigate cases where women seeking emergency reproductive health care were abused by hospital staff and physicians at several public hospitals in Rosario, Argentina. CLADEM and INSGENAR presented their findings at the United Nations Commission on Torture in Geneva, and are currently working to institute a formal mechanism for monitoring reproductive health care in Argentina.
IWHC has supported CLADEM since 2001. For more information, visit CLADEM's website.