“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.”
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual
Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t
Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts
Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.
A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an
“In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.
As they gather in Tampa for their 2012 Convention, Republican politicians and party operatives continue to be plagued
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a mu
Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her.
Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing
Women are being murdered in Honduras -- already deemed the world's deadliest country by the United Nations -- at a sk
It's a crime that's rising in Seattle and across the country, and it is even more profound in places like El Salvador
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
It is hard for most foreigners to understand the poor state of Haiti's infrastructure.
As Haiti continues to rebuild itself from the 2010 earthquake that left it in ruins, the University of the West Indie
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination or to ensu
Since the "Northern Triangle" of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala emerged as the main corridor for US-bo
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
On June 22, the Law on Violence Against Women entered into force in Nicaragua, with the approval of its rules of proc
One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur
Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering explore rape within the U.S.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
A law obliging Colombian authorities to investigate reports of domestic violence and alimony evasion will be presente
Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite
Increased militarization in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala has created more insecurity, especially for women, a repor
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, killing 230,000 people,
Thousands of people joined a march in the Colombian capital to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has s
Endless economic and military interference by the U-S and former European colonial powers has resulted in years and y
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
"All of a sudden you see some liquid coming towards your face and you think that somebody might have slipped, or
Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Chile have signed a letter of intent to strengthen ca
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence
Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.
From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th