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  1. EL SALVADOR: Women in El Salvador ready to Take Charge after Women Leadership in Politics Course

    On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 261
  2. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Law Update 'Piles Pressure on Women to Face Abusers'

    Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic

    Friday, September 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 091
  3. EL SALVADOR/AMERICAS: Everyday aggression

    ONE night last year police received a call from worried residents of a wealthy area of San Salvador, El Salvador's ca

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 095
  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: Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum Speaks on Justice & Sentencing in Guatemala

    The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”cou

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 961
  7. EL SALVADOR: Impunity, Machismo Fuel Femicides in El Salvador

    Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 934
  8. GUATEMALA: Faces Covered, Rape Victims Testify at Trial of Guatemala's Former Military Strongman

    Indigenous women were systematically gang-raped by Guatemala soldiers and members of paramilitary groups during the c

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 901
  9. GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Women Sue Canadian Mining Company for Rape

    On Wednesday March 20, Rios Montt, the former president of Guatemala, went on trial for genocide and crimes against h

    Sunday, March 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 880
  10. Mexico, Honduras & Guatemala – From Survivors to Defenders, Women Confronting Violence

    Monday, March 11, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 782
  11. GUATEMALA: Five Murdered Women the Latest Victims of Guatemala's War on Women

    Last week, 35-year-old Carmen Virginia Tuez Franco was found murdered in Guatemala City alongside her niece Silvia Ma

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 746
  12. LATIN AMERICA: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women is Widespread in 12 Latin American Countries

    A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 742
  13. GUATEMALA: Sexual Slavery Wounds Persist in Guatemala

    Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 546
  14. MEXICO: Drug War: Mexican Citizens Fed up With the Bloodshed

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 568
  15. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Rights Groups Call Sexual Abuse an 'Epidemic'

    Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 468
  16. GUATEMALA: Army's Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala

    “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 498
  17. 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
  18. CENTRAL AMERICA: Women's Murder Rate Skyrocketing in Honduras

    Women are being murdered in Honduras -- already deemed the world's deadliest country by the United Nations -- at a sk

    Sunday, July 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 275
  19. CENTRAL AMERICA: Sharing Ideas to Stem Violence Against Women

    It's a crime that's rising in Seattle and across the country, and it is even more profound in places like El Salvador

    Friday, July 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 274
  20. CENTRAL AMERICA: Mexico Fails to Tackle Increased Levels of Violence Against Women

    The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination or to ensu

    Friday, July 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 209
  21. CENTRAL AMERICA: How the Drug Trade Fuels Femicide in Central America

    Since the "Northern Triangle" of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala emerged as the main corridor for US-bo

    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 208
  22. NICARAGUA: Law on Violence Against Women Goes into Effect

    On June 22, the Law on Violence Against Women entered into force in Nicaragua, with the approval of its rules of proc

    Friday, July 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 205
  23. GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Injustice

    One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 188
  24. CENTRAL AMERICA: Still a Long Way to Go in Fight Against Sexual Violence

    Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 123
  25. CENTRAL AMERICA: Nobel Laureates Highlight Violence Against Women in Mexico, Central America

    Increased militarization in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala has created more insecurity, especially for women, a repor

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 089
  26. NICARAGUA: Nicaragua Advances in Combating Violence Against Women

    Endless economic and military interference by the U-S and former European colonial powers has resulted in years and y

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 073
  27. LATIN AMERICA: '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

    Monday, May 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 081
  28. GUATEMALA: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 006
  29. 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
  30. EL SALVADOR: Women of El Salvador Start the New Year with a Special Law Protecting Them

    In El Salvador in 1930, the first female president in all of Latin America was elected.

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 744
  31. 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
  32. GUATEMALA: Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

    The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has pro

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 741
  33. GUATEMALA: Women Standing Up to Violence in Guatemala City

    On December 1, 2011, a woman from the community of Barcenas, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, was violently assaul

    Friday, January 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 734
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. GUATEMALA: Officials Working to Stop Violence Against Women

    Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 594
  37. NICARAGUA: Ignoring Sexual Violence in Nicaragua

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn would not have lost his job if he was President of Nicaragua. He would have been re-elected.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 579
  38. NICARAGUA: Visiting brave girls and women survivors of sexual violence in Nicaragua

    In Leon, a department in northwest Nicaragua, we visited the Centro Mary Barreda.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 143
  39. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  40. 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
  41. GUATEMALA: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

    A United Nations envoy today welcomed the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 000
  42. NICARAGUA: Rape Victim Launches New Hunger Strike for Justice

    MANAGUA, Jun 21 (IPS) - After a series of hunger strikes and vigils, Fátima Hernández had managed to be

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 985
  43. 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
  44. EL SALVADOR: Violence Against Women Rises in El Salvador

    Non-governmental organization Salvadoran Women for Peace (Organizacion de Mujeres Salvadorenas por la Paz - ORMUSA),

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 874
  45. 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
  46. NICARAGUA: Despite Laws, Endemic Sexual Abuse of Nicaraguan Teens

    The Nicaraguan government is failing to tackle widespread rape and sexual abuse of teenage girls and provide adequate

    Saturday, March 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 384
  47. 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
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  49. 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
  50. LATIN AMERICA: New Book Investigates Violence Against Women in Latin America

    A new book, coedited by Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American and Latino studies at UC Santa Cruz, investig

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 481

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