“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.”
The aspirations to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia were at the center of proposals in three regional for
HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standi
The 45-member U.N.
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top g
On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
Washington — The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to end gender violence in the United States, as
US Office on Colombia is an organization in Washington DC that works to advocate for human rights in Colombia, partic
Under the dense rainforest canopy, 14-year-old Claudia Roa lay delirious with pain after giving birth to a boy.
Women from South America are lured into T&T and kept in “houses” as virtual slaves throughout T&T
October 4, 2013
By Rachel Chase
Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic
ONE night last year police received a call from worried residents of a wealthy area of San Salvador, El Salvador's ca
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he would be supporting the draf
Preyed on by armed men at beauty pageants and at school gates and then raped. Forced into sex slavery.
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
The hot and damp jungles of southern Colombia have been torn apart by war for more than 20 years.
The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”cou
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that
Indigenous women were systematically gang-raped by Guatemala soldiers and members of paramilitary groups during the c
On Wednesday March 20, Rios Montt, the former president of Guatemala, went on trial for genocide and crimes against h
In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co
Opening Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, 11 February 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador
Last week, 35-year-old Carmen Virginia Tuez Franco was found murdered in Guatemala City alongside her niece Silvia Ma
A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration
When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 – killing more than 200,000 people and leaving
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
Betty Puerto Barrera is a Colombian peace activist.
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