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  1. EL SALVADOR: El Salvador Elections: Putting Women's Right on the Agenda

    Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned w

    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 226
  2. EL SALVADOR: Corrected-Can Women Boost El Salvador's Fragile Gang Truce?

    With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 192
  3. Report of the Twelfth Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 016
  4. LATIN AMERICA: Violence Against Women in Latin America Everyday Aggression

    Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 225
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  6. GUATEMALA:Women Human Rights Defenders: Activism's Front-Line

    The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 667
  7. CENTRAL AMERICA: Central American Mothers Organize to Find Their Missing Migrant Children

    “The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 645
  8. GUATEMALA: Goldcorp on Trial First Ever People's Health Tribunal Shows Commonalities Throughout Mesoamerica

    “A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 323
  9. NICARAGUA: Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

    Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 329
  10. LATIN AMERICA: Best and Worst Countries in Latin America for Women

    The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 207
  11. COLOMBIA: Colombians Doubt a Law Can Get Them Home Again

    Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 194
  12. LATIN AMERICA: Latin America Opens Up to Equality

    Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 034
  13. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  14. GUATEMALA: Violence Towards Women: Rhetoric In Guatemala

    In 2008, the Guatemalan parliament passed a law against ‘femicide' (even though it's a word you won't find in a

    Friday, February 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 854
  15. PERU: Justice delayed for Peru sterilization victims

    It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 824
  16. GUATEMALA: Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

    “Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 771
  17. EL SALVADOR: Three women tortured, killed in El Salvador

    The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv

    Monday, January 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 737
  18. HONDURAS: Trials and Tenacity in Honduran Women's Struggle for Land Rights

    Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 581
  19. COLOMBIA: 'We Didn't Have Our Sons or Daughters For War

    North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 029
  20. INTERNATIONAL: Violence Against Women Surges When War Is

    Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 991
  21. NICARAGUA: Shepard Fairey adds his flair to Amnesty's global campaign for girls and women in Nicaragua

    The internationally-acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey has created a captivating new design exclusively for Amnes

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 934
  22. EL SALVADOR: IFC, AMC Strengthen Financial Services for El Salvador's Women and Rural Entrepreneurs

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with AMC, the second-largest microfinance institution in El Salvado

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 716
  23. CENTRAL AMERICA: Women's Day: Overcoming Barriers in Central America

    Amarilis Chilel, 15, left her hometown of Ixchiguán in northwest Guatemala to work as a domestic in the capita

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 380
  24. GUATEMALA: Guatemala Must Act to Stop the Killing of Women

    Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac

    Sunday, March 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 373
  25. EL SALVADOR: Women at the Forefront of Grassroots Organising

    Women are playing a leading role in a powerful social movement addressing natural resource protection, adaptation to

    Friday, February 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 290
  26. GUATEMALA: Violence Against Women is Epidemic in Guatemala

    In the small Latin American country of Guatemala, violence against women is a widespread problem girls deal with from

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 300
  27. NICARAGUA: Gender Revolution in Schools Not Reflected at Work

    Karla Mendoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan, has worked hard to have a professional career.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 165
  28. Indigenous Women's Access to Justice in Latin America

    This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal

    Sunday, December 5, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 083
  29. HONDURAS: Women's Rights Under Seige After Military Coup

    4 women have been killed in protests/for participating in the resistance: Wendy Avila and Olga Osiris Ucles were both

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 732
  30. LATIN AMERICA: Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns "Lesbophobia"

    A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning &quot

    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 684
  31. LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, a Harbinger of Women's Rights

    With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 658
  32. LATIN AMERICA: Latin American, Caribbean Women's Congress Approves Brasilia Consensus

    The 11th Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women closes Friday with the approval of the "Brasi

    Sunday, July 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 598
  33. LATIN AMERICA: Women Still Playing Catch Up

    Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren't there yet.

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 624
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  35. GUATEMALA: Court ruling affects Guatemalan women seeking asylum in U.S.

    An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United St

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 535
  36. NICARAGUA: Land Titles Liberate Women Farmers

    Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua t

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 154
  37. MEXICO: Supreme Court Protects Rape Victims

    In a landmark decision today, Mexico's Supreme Court required all of the country's states to distribute emergency con

    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 148
  38. LATIN AMERICA: Making Latin America's Cities Women-Friendly

    "Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 216
  39. NICARAGUA: Karla Jacobs: Interview with Marcia Saavedra

    In this interview Marcia talks about achievements and set backs of the Nicaraguan women's movement over the last few

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 068
  40. MEXICO: Mother's Day Victory for Ciudad Juarez Women

    On the eve of Mother's Day 2010, relatives of women murdered in Ciudad Juarez and their allies chalked up another vic

    Saturday, May 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 066
  41. Legacy of Repression: Violence against Women in Post-Conflict Guatemala

    Guatemala's 36 year civil war resulted in 662 massacres, 200, 000 dead or “disappeared”, and over one mil

    Saturday, May 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 793
  42. LATIN AMERICA: Equality for Women - "The Core of the Problem is Care"

    "Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 922
  43. LATIN AMERICA: Still a Long Way to Go for Black Women

    At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to

    Friday, March 19, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 878
  44. LATIN AMERICA: Women's Rights Laws - Where's the Enforcement?

    Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for

    Friday, March 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 879
  45. Indian Women Raped by Soldiers Seek Justice in Guatemala

    A group of Guatemalan Indian women who were raped by army soldiers during the country's 1960-1996 civil war broke the

    Friday, March 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 064
  46. MEXICO: Women - Casualties in Army's Counternarcotics War

    Human rights organisations in Mexico and the United States sounded the alarm about abuses against women by the Mexica

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 494
  47. UN in Guatemala Condemns Recent Threats against Mrs. Norma Cruz

    UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM IN GUATEMALA CONDEMNS THREATS AGAINST NORMA CRUZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘SURVIVORS FOUNDATION'

    Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 517
  48. More Central American Women being Killed, Cobourg Charity Says

    The rising number of women being murdered in Central America is highlighted in a recently released grim report, thank

    Sunday, January 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 518
  49. At Least 708 Women Killed in 2009 in Guatemala

    Some 708 women were killed in Guatemala in 2009, based on Interior Ministry figures released on Saturday.

    Saturday, January 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 519
  50. Women in the Armed and Police Forces: Resolution 1325 and Peace Operations in Latin America

    Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 144

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