This event has ended

Alyne v. Brazil: Developing and Implementing a Groundbreaking Accountability Strategy on Maternal Mortality

Young Professionals Alliance

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

Alyne v. Brazil: Developing and Implementing a...

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Lunch n Learn Sold Out Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Alyne v. Brazil: Developing and Implementing a Groundbreaking Accountability Strategy on Maternal Mortality

Event Details

Twenty-eight-year-old Alyne da Silva Pimentel, a poor Afro-Brazilian woman, was six months pregnant when she began to experience severe complications and sought medical care. Five days later, on November 16, 2002, after a series of egregious oversights and precarious medical care, Alyne died. In 2011, for the first time ever, an international human rights body ruled on a maternal mortality case. Almost three years after the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) declared Brazil responsible for her death—calling on the state to provide access to quality maternal health care without discrimination—the Brazilian government provided Alyne’s mother with reparations.


This presentation led by Lilian Sepúlveda, Director, Global Legal Program & Mónica Arango Olaya, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, will examine the development of the legal advocacy strategy culminating in this decision and the follow up advocacy done to bring about meaningful implementation.

Have questions about Alyne v. Brazil: Developing and Implementing a Groundbreaking Accountability Strategy on Maternal Mortality? Contact Young Professionals Alliance

When & Where


Center for Reproductive Rights
120 Wall St
New York, NY 10005

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.