As part of an assessment of the adherence to human rights principles – especially those regarding women and vulnerable groups –in the constitutions of South American states, this program produced a report that identified best practices for improving women’s health rights and access to health-related information. The findings were distributed to political authorities, civil society, and experts in access to information.
Health-related information is fundamental to the fulfillment of women´s health and human rights. Women who have access to information can make informed decisions about their health. This ability to control some aspects of their lives creates a sense of empowerment in women, which can be crucial in helping them break the cycle of discrimination and poverty that many face.
The project Access to Information and Women´s Health Rights researched the current state of access to information as related to women´s health rights in Chile, Perú, and Argentina. The project also identified best practices in the region on effective access to information that enhances the rule of law.
The report was successfully produced and continues to be marketed to government and nongovernmental leaders. Fundacion Pro Acceso was also instrumental in successfully lobbying for the passage of a Freedom of Information Act in Chile.