“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
US Office on Colombia is an organization in Washington DC that works to advocate for human rights in Colombia, partic
Under the dense rainforest canopy, 14-year-old Claudia Roa lay delirious with pain after giving birth to a boy.
The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality today applauded the appointment of two women to the t
November 16 marked an important change in Colombia's peace negotiations -President Juan Manuel Santos announced that
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and after the 2010 earthquake, which killed an estimated 220,000 people,
Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie
Women from South America are lured into T&T and kept in “houses” as virtual slaves throughout T&T
October 4, 2013
By Rachel Chase
Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic
ONE night last year police received a call from worried residents of a wealthy area of San Salvador, El Salvador's ca
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he would be supporting the draf
Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said today that after many long years of g
Preyed on by armed men at beauty pageants and at school gates and then raped. Forced into sex slavery.
As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.
During the 2012 race for the Iowa United States House of Representatives, there were 12 candidates running, one woman
Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
More than two years ago, Haiti's parliament approved a landmark amendment to the country's 1987 constitution to ensur
The hot and damp jungles of southern Colombia have been torn apart by war for more than 20 years.
The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”cou
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that
Indigenous women were systematically gang-raped by Guatemala soldiers and members of paramilitary groups during the c
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday announced her candidacy in presidential elections to be held
IOM Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations this week signed a cooperation agreement that will allo
On Wednesday March 20, Rios Montt, the former president of Guatemala, went on trial for genocide and crimes against h
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who became head of the U.N.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partner Heartland Alliance International has bee
In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co
Opening Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, 11 February 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador
The Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign po
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University has written the blog: Combat: The Zone of Women's Liberation?
Colombian Conservative and former Uribe defence minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez on Wednesday announced he
Last week, 35-year-old Carmen Virginia Tuez Franco was found murdered in Guatemala City alongside her niece Silvia Ma
A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration
When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 – killing more than 200,000 people and leaving
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
Betty Puerto Barrera is a Colombian peace activist.