“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.”
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
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
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
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.
In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
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.
“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.
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
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
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep.
Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
Protecting women from violence and abuse has been an issue of bipartisan cooperation since President Clinton signed t
The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has pro
IN 2002, women in Liberia helped bring an end to one of Africa's bloodiest wars by staging a series of peace protests
Half of all peace accords signed in the last 20 years have failed—and one reason is that they were left to men.
When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c
We all know that women and girls living in areas of armed conflict and disaster suffer the worst consequences of cris
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
The Service Women's Action Network recently helped to file a class action suit on the behalf of a number of women and
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana Michael W.
At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary
Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole
In french, IANSA women in Haiti have submitted a shadow report to highlight specific issues and in this way maintain