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  1. CHILE: Gender Equity Progress Blocked by Hard-Core

    More than 60 percent of Chileans surveyed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are opposed to full equa

    Friday, May 14, 2010
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  3. COLOMBIA: In Colombia, Rape Now Being Prosecuted as Weapon of War

    Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 252
  4. COLOMBIA: Women Punished Twice Over in Colombia's Prisons

    "Loss of freedom should not mean loss of fundamental rights," Diana Sánchez, a lawyer with the Polit

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 063
  5. BRAZIL: Brazil Court Upholds Law that Protects Torturers

    Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty La

    Friday, April 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 145
  6. 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
  7. COLOMBIA: Not Enough Just to Be a Woman

    BOGOTÁ, Mar 29, 2010 (IPS) - Noemí Sanín, the presidential candidate of Colombia's Conservative

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 877
  8. 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
  9. COLOMBIA: AP Volunteer Blasts Gun Violence Against Women at UN Session, March 15, 2010

    A volunteer of the Advocacy Project (AP) has used the setting of a major UN meeting to denounce the horrific damage c

    Monday, March 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 214
  10. LATIN AMERICA: ECLAC poll: 75% of Latin American Opinion Leaders Believe Gender Parity in Politics Strengthens Democracy

    75% of opinion leaders in Latin America believe that deliberately fomenting gender parity in politics

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 057
  11. 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
  12. CHILE: First Woman President Scores Points on Gender Front

    When Chile elected Michelle Bachelet as its first woman president in 2005, thousands of women celebrated the historic

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 881
  13. PERU: International Women's Day 2010: Stop, Think, and Become a Leader - WOMANKIND's Work in Peru

    To commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, the PSG asked UK-based NGO WOMANKIND to contribute an article

    Sunday, February 28, 2010
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  15. Bolivian Women Spearhead Morales Revolution

    In the early 19th Century, Bolivian women fought alongside men for the country's independence from colonial Spain.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 559
  16. BOLIVIA: Unprecedented Gender Parity in Cabinet

    Evo Morales began his second term as president of Bolivia by swearing in a cabinet made up of an equal number of w

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 480
  17. Violence and Democracy in Bolivia

    Bolivia's new Constitution which came into effect a year ago, recognizes upfront that women's rights are human rights

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 492
  18. PERU: Victims of Military Rapists Wait for Justice 25 Years On

    "I want justice.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 496
  19. BOLIVIA: More Women in Parliament, With Their Own Agenda

    An unprecedented 28 percent of seats in Bolivia's new parliament will soon be occupied by women.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 498
  20. 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
  21. Women in the Armed and Police Forces: Resolution 1325 and Peace Operations in Latin America

    Women in the armed and police forces - Resolution 1325 and peace operations in Latin America is a contribution for th

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 220
  22. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  23. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  24. Colombia: Displaced Women Demand Their Rights

    Displaced Colombian women and girls are the resilient survivors of the ongoing conflict inside the country.

    Monday, November 16, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 624
  25. BRAZIL: Leading Ladies Give Gender Slant to Campaign

    With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i

    Monday, November 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 524
  26. PERU: Cuzco Women Stand Up to Violence

    For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 526
  27. CHILE: Women in Arms

    The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 527
  28. PERU: Closing the Gender Land Gap: The Effects of Land-Titling for Women in Peru

    In most developing countries agricultural land is the property of men.

    Sunday, November 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 143
  29. BOLIVIA: Politics, a Risky Business for Women

    Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 528
  30. COLOMBIA: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

    Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 529
  31. CHILE: Chile's National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Some Reflections

    On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resol

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 537
  32. COLOMBIA: More Than 40 Years on, The Conflict Continues

    The population of Colombia is still feeling the impact of a conflict that began in the 1960s.

    Friday, October 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 882
  33. ARGENTINA: Women Judges Not Enough; Gender Awareness Training Needed

    For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem

    Monday, September 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 482
  34. Oxfam Briefing Paper: Sexual Violence in Colombia: instrument of war

    Sexual violence has been employed as a weapon of war by all of the armed groups involved in the half-century-long Col

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 156
  35. CHILE: National Action Plan To Implement UN Women's Rights Resolution

    On 3 August 2009, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile signed the National Action Plan to implement the United Nation

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 938
  36. Gender-based Violence Towards Colombian Uprooted Women in the Northern Borderland of Ecuador: A Case of Human Security and Securitization

    Through a gender, conflict, borderland and security approach, this thesis aims at explaining the high levels of gende

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 824
  37. COLOMBIA: Colombian Female Heads of Households Endure Hardships

    In Colombia, women who are heads of households are more likely to be vulnerable due to the increased level of discrim

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 940
  38. PARAGUAY: NGO Offers Girls a Way Out of Sexual Exploitation

    Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.

    Monday, August 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 944
  39. BRAZIL: Feminism and M-16s: Transforming Macho Policing in Rio

    A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 951
  40. BRAZIL: Electoral Reform "Just a Sop" to Women

    The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases

    Friday, July 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 954
  41. BRAZIL: Women 'Peace Workers' in the Favelas

    It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in

    Saturday, July 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 956
  42. PARAGUAY: Justice System Tackles Gender Violence

    Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca

    Saturday, June 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 957
  43. PERU: Teen Rape Victim Files Case Against Peru in U.N. Committee

    Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file

    Thursday, June 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 959
  44. VENEZUELA: Grassroots Empowerment for Women

    In Venezuela "women have passionately embraced community activism, taking on a more committed and active role, a

    Monday, June 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 960
  45. CHILE: Abortion Hotline Launched in Chile

    A hotline that will give Chilean women information they need to self-terminate a pregnancy was launched yesterday by

    Friday, May 29, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 968
  46. ECUADOR: Brothels in Ecuador Skirt Law Banning Minors

    Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage women.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 972
  47. VENEZUELA: Venezuela Expands Outlets for Denunciations of Violence Against Women

    Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 974
  48. COLOMBIA: Indigenous Women in Colombia Caught up in Conflict

    In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 980
  49. COLOMBIA: Women on Their Way up in Colombian Army

    Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 981
  50. CHILE: Progress for Women, But Still a Yawning Gap

    With one year to go in office, women's groups and civil society organisations report positively on Chilean President

    Friday, March 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 982