“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.”
This paper draws on discussions from The Institute for Inclusive Security's 12th Annual Colloquium “Across Conf
GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 27, 2010 (IPS) - Guatemala, it seems, is trying out a new image.
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
4 women have been killed in protests/for participating in the resistance: Wendy Avila and Olga Osiris Ucles were both
The new decade begins with the election of another woman president.
A new book, coedited by Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American and Latino studies at UC Santa Cruz, investig
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
"Weapons were silenced so women and people can speak" and "My body is my house, my house is my territo
A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning "
With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati
“President Bachelet is widely acknowledged to be one of Latin America's most accomplished and popular heads of
Thirty eight percent of Mexican women suffer physical, sexual or psychological aggression, and nearly 75 percent of v
The 11th Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women closes Friday with the approval of the "Brasi
Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren't there yet.
Honduran women rejected on Wednesday the increased US military presence in the country and the installation of two ne
A United States federal court ruling this week could unleash a wave of political asylum claims from applicants who sa
When a federal court in California blocked the deportation of an undocumented Guatemalan woman this week, the case re
The 9th U.S.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Guatemalan women could possibly be eligible for political asylum
Washington, Jul 13 (EFE).- The 9th U.S.
An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United St
A former Guatemalan soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing his role in a 1982 massacre of peasants by the arm
Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua t
Six months after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights handed down two sentences against the Mexican state, one of
Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.
In a landmark decision today, Mexico's Supreme Court required all of the country's states to distribute emergency con
"Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.
In this interview Marcia talks about achievements and set backs of the Nicaraguan women's movement over the last few
On the eve of Mother's Day 2010, relatives of women murdered in Ciudad Juarez and their allies chalked up another vic
Four days after Roberto Micheletti took over Honduras in the June 28, 2009, military coup, he appointed his own nephe
Guatemala's 36 year civil war resulted in 662 massacres, 200, 000 dead or “disappeared”, and over one mil
"Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c
At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to
Two powerful forces have swept through Honduras since the June 28, 2009, coup that deposed President Manuel "Mel
75% of opinion leaders in Latin America believe that deliberately fomenting gender parity in politics
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
The victory of Laura Chinchilla in Costa Rica's presidential elections, and the growing participation of women in Cen
A group of Guatemalan Indian women who were raped by army soldiers during the country's 1960-1996 civil war broke the
March 4-5, 2010, marked a historic moment for women in Guatemala, where for the first time the Court of Conscience ag
Peacebuilding has become increasing important as a means of preventing continuinghostilities among previously warring
Laura Chinchilla of the governing National Liberation Party (PLN) will be the first female president of Costa Rica
Human rights organisations in Mexico and the United States sounded the alarm about abuses against women by the Mexica
UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM IN GUATEMALA CONDEMNS THREATS AGAINST NORMA CRUZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘SURVIVORS FOUNDATION'
The rising number of women being murdered in Central America is highlighted in a recently released grim report, thank
Some 708 women were killed in Guatemala in 2009, based on Interior Ministry figures released on Saturday.