Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie
Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said today that after many long years of g
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur
In 1982, the Guatemalan Army attacked a tiny village in the desolate northern region of Peten, raping, torturing and
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
The 36 year long civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala, left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,00
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
A man in a mask opens a door.
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e
Dominique Strauss-Kahn would not have lost his job if he was President of Nicaragua. He would have been re-elected.
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
Last month, Sandra Torres announced that she was divorcing her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, in order t
Amarilis Chilel, 15, left her hometown of Ixchiguán in northwest Guatemala to work as a domestic in the capita
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
The Nicaraguan government is failing to tackle widespread rape and sexual abuse of teenage girls and provide adequate
Karla Mendoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan, has worked hard to have a professional career.
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
Guatemala's 36 year civil war resulted in 662 massacres, 200, 000 dead or “disappeared”, and over one mil
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
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
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
Project: Access to Justice for Women in Situations of Violence: A comparative Study of Women's Police Station in Lati
Women's political participation in municipalities has received little attention until recently, though the chronic un
Participatory Evaluation Reports of Aid Flows from a Gender Perspective in Cambodia, Gu
Despite their 20 percent share of the population, Mayan women in Guatemala have limited political and economic power.
Sandra Morán reminds us all why international grassroots solidarity is so important.
On June 20th, Guatemala asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to declare itself incompetent in ruling on a s