Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t
Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.
Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.
A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an
“In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd
“In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”
Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa
It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.
Abstract Women are usually represented as victims in the literature on conflict and conflict resolution.
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
It is an honor to take part in today's forum, and to be joined by so many distinguished Heads of State and Government
While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."
Today is International Peace Day.
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, will travel to Belgium on September 17 - 18, 2012, to
Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h
This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia, from a gender
On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
Two U.S. government agencies, the Department of State and the U.S.
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.
As they gather in Tampa for their 2012 Convention, Republican politicians and party operatives continue to be plagued
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Some nonpartisan commentators finally recognize that current US foreign policy continues to escalate militarily as th
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
Better integrating women into global efforts to end conflict and promote peace is a critical objective of U.S.
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a mu
Today, the U.S.
Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met schoolgirls and Africa's second woman president during an unprecedented vis
On the first of her two-day visit to Senegal, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday hailed the incre
Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing
Women are being murdered in Honduras -- already deemed the world's deadliest country by the United Nations -- at a sk
It's a crime that's rising in Seattle and across the country, and it is even more profound in places like El Salvador
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
It is hard for most foreigners to understand the poor state of Haiti's infrastructure.
When I attended the first Summit of the Americas in Miami in 1994, only two female heads of state represented their c
As Haiti continues to rebuild itself from the 2010 earthquake that left it in ruins, the University of the West Indie
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
United States Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater is hoping that more Jamaican women will take a greater role in
The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination or to ensu
Hillary Clinton is doing something this weekend that no U.S.
Since the "Northern Triangle" of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala emerged as the main corridor for US-bo
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia from a gender p
On June 22, the Law on Violence Against Women entered into force in Nicaragua, with the approval of its rules of proc