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  1. COLOMBIA: Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

    Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 754
  2. COLOMBIA: Rights Study Highlights Vulnerability of Colombia's Displaced Girls and Women

    Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 651
  3. 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
  4. COLOMBIA: Impunity Persists in Sexual Violence Against Women

    Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 557
  5. 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
  6. COLOMBIA: Hidden From Justice Impunity for Conflict Related Sexual Violence, A Follow Up Report (English & Spanish)

    Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 720
  7. 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
  8. COLOMBIA: Latin America and Caribbean Views - Colombia's Missed Opportunity to Include Women in Peace Talks

    A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 454
  9. 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
  10. UNITED STATES: Obama's Executive Order on Preventing Gender-Based Violence has Global Impact

    While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 340
  11. UNITED STATES: US Visas Hit a Ceiling


    Monday, September 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 322
  12. UNITED STATES: Is the U.S. Better on Gender-Based Violence Abroad than at Home?

    As they gather in Tampa for their 2012 Convention, Republican politicians and party operatives continue to be plagued

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 293
  13. COLOMBIA: Conviction for Conflict-Related Rape and Murders 'A Rare Victory'.

    A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 296
  14. 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
  15. USA: New U.S. Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence Globally

    In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a mu

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 273
  16. USA: Progress Toward a World Without Violence Against Women and Girls

    Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her.

    Friday, August 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 270
  17. COLOMBIA: Acid Attacks Reflect Rage

    Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing

    Friday, August 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 260
  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. COLOMBIA: Gender Policy is Failing Women in Colombia

    Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 278
  21. HAITI: When 911 Isn't There: Inside Haiti's Rape Crisis Hotline

    It is hard for most foreigners to understand the poor state of Haiti's infrastructure.

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 280
  22. HAITI: Haitian Gender Specialists to be Trained by UWI

    As Haiti continues to rebuild itself from the 2010 earthquake that left it in ruins, the University of the West Indie

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 279
  23. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Advocacy for Women Under Domestic Violence Must Work From 'Ground Up'

    (WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 304
  24. MEXICO: Teen's Brothel Escape Triggers Mexico Clampdown

    They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 346
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. USA: Clinton Pleads for Rights of Afghan Women

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 204
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. USA: "Invisible War" Documentary Tackles Military Rape

    Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering explore rape within the U.S.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 145
  31. LATIN AMERICA: UNHCR Chief Visits Ecuador Ahead of World Refugee Day

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 138
  32. COLOMBIA: Colombia's New Domestic Violence Law

    A law obliging Colombian authorities to investigate reports of domestic violence and alimony evasion will be presente

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 140
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Haiti: Combating Gender-Based Violence in Haiti's Displacement Camps

    On January 12, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, killing 230,000 people,

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 602
  36. COLOMBIA: Colombians March in Honour of Bogota Rape Victim

    Thousands of people joined a march in the Colombian capital to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has s

    Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 074
  37. 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
  38. INTERNATIONAL: Where Are Women's Rights in Plans to Tackle Rape in War Zones?

    At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 078
  39. COLOMBIA: Colombia Acid Victims Seek Justice as Attacks Spread

    "All of a sudden you see some liquid coming towards your face and you think that somebody might have slipped, or

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 084
  40. COLOMBIA: Colombia must fight impunity for sexual violence crimes – UN official

    Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 055
  41. USA: Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse

    Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 047
  42. CARIBBEAN: OAS and Chile Cooperate to Combat Violence Against Women in the Eastern Caribbean

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Chile have signed a letter of intent to strengthen ca

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 043
  43. 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
  44. USA: Alaska Tribes Say Violence Against Women Act Could Harm Their People

    Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 021
  45. USA: Comment: Sexual Assault and Trust in the Military

    Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 999
  46. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  47. 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
  48. USA: Military Vows Upgrade in Probing Sex Assaults

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 998
  49. COLOMBIA: UNHCR Supports Project to Help Displaced Colombians in Medellin

    Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 963
  50. USA: Some Shocked at Opposition to Violence Against Women Act

    Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th

    Monday, April 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 961

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