“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.”
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
"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
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.
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e
On 30 October 2009, women human rights defenders Ms Patricia Orozco, Ms Lorna Norori and Ms Ana Eveling Orozco, were
"Sacan Sus Rosarios De Nuestras Ovarios!" The women, some of them bare-breasted, linked arms and chanted at
In the midst of a women's human rights mission to Honduras, August 17-21, Carrie Wilson of JASS interviewed Lidize, a
The military coup d'état in Honduras on June 28 has seriously eroded democratic institutions and hard-fought g
"Femicide," or gender-based murder, has reached epidemic proportions in Guatemala.
Global & national media are ignoring the growing intensity of sexual aggression and torture of women demonstrator
A white sheet covers another victim of Guatemala City's violence in District 16.
The aberrations of Mexican justice were clearly visible in the cases of rape and torture allegedly committed by soldi
The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) described the criminalisation of abortion under any circumstances
In the last 13 months, 12 of Mexico's 32 states have approved amendments to their state constitutions defining a fert
No indigenous woman has ever held a seat in the Mexican Congress.
The project "Strengthening Governance with a Gender Perspective and the Political Participation of Women at the
Latin America is home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world and women's organizations have fough
Founded three years ago, the Latin American Consortium of Women's Funds consists of seven women's funds in the Latin