“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.”
Women and children, particularly from Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups, have borne the brunt of Colombia's 50-yea
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.
It's been four years since Port-au-Prince collapsed, and Haiti's women are still working through the damage—bot
About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil
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
With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h
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,”
Some nonpartisan commentators finally recognize that current US foreign policy continues to escalate militarily as th
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur
The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.
Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute t
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
It's the Americas' largest reunion.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
Military and civilian experts convened at the U.S.
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
A 155-strong peace-keeping contingent will flew to Haiti yesterday from the Villamor Air Base as part of the Armed Fo
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
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
The United States hopes to prevent and defuse conflicts by getting more women seated at negotiating tables around the
Dominique Strauss-Kahn would not have lost his job if he was President of Nicaragua. He would have been re-elected.
Powerfully built with a livid scar across one cheek, Jacques is an unlikely looking women's rights defender.
The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.
When checking the nuclear ambitions of dictators or building “democracy” in Baghdad, po
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
This week a new chapter in the history of Colombia's long and bloodthirsty civil conflict is set to open.
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the m
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) and Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) have partnered to donat
Last month, Sandra Torres announced that she was divorcing her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, in order t
Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence