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  1. COLOMBIA: Colombia's War Widows Look to Santos to FulFill Dreams

    Women and children, particularly from Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups, have borne the brunt of Colombia's 50-yea

    Monday, June 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 386
  2. COLOMBIA: There will be No Peace in Colombia without Women

    The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le

    Friday, February 21, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 238
  3. HAITI: The Safety of Haitian Girls and Women Should Be Our Goal

    This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 265
  4. HAITI: Haiti's Women Need More Than a Trickle of Aid Money

    It's been four years since Port-au-Prince collapsed, and Haiti's women are still working through the damage—bot

    Thursday, January 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 264
  5. COLOMBIA: National Summit of Women for Peace Starts in Colombia

    About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 097
  6. GUATEMALA: One Woman's Campaign Against Violent Crime and Corruption

    Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 102
  7. GUATEMALA: Rigoberta Menchu Says Impunity Continues in Guatemala

    Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said today that after many long years of g

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 083
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. UNITED STATES: Are Homeless Women Without Children in the U.S. Last to Get Sssistance?

    With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 487
  11. HAITI: Will it Work for Women? New Gender Action Case Assesses World-Bank Financed Haitian National Housing Policy

    Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 413
  12. COLUMBIA: Modeling Inclusion for Peace

    Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 357
  13. Forced Displacement and Gender Justice in Colombia: Between Disproportional Effects of Violence and Historical Injustice

    This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia, from a gender

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 689
  14. UNITED STATES: Obama Appoints Record Number of Women Judges to Federal Bench

    On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 317
  15. GUATEMALA: Goldcorp on Trial First Ever People's Health Tribunal Shows Commonalities Throughout Mesoamerica

    “A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 323
  16. UNITED STATES: Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US

    Some nonpartisan commentators finally recognize that current US foreign policy continues to escalate militarily as th

    Monday, August 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 331
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. PERU: Peru Widens Civil War Compensation for Victims of Sexual Violence

    The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 241
  20. HAITI: Female Entrepeneurs Continue to Struggle for Economic Resources After Earthquae

    Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 090
  21. HAITI: Q&A with Peacekeeper Saheley Ferdous, Superintendent in the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit, Haiti

    The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute t

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 072
  22. GUATEMALA: Seeking Justice for Village Where Hundreds Were Raped, Tortured, Killed

    In 1982, the Guatemalan Army attacked a tiny village in the desolate northern region of Peten, raping, torturing and

    Saturday, May 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 067
  23. 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
  24. AMERICAS: Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

    It's the Americas' largest reunion.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 000
  25. 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
  26. USA: Military, Civilian Experts Discuss National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    Military and civilian experts convened at the U.S.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 958
  27. USA: Our Commitment to Afghan Women

    Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 959
  28. 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
  29. HAITI: 10 Female Soldiers Join 15th Peacekeeping Contingent to Haiti

    A 155-strong peace-keeping contingent will flew to Haiti yesterday from the Villamor Air Base as part of the Armed Fo

    Saturday, March 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 937
  30. COLOMBIA: A Step Forward for Women Toward a Life Without Violence

    With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre

    Friday, March 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 897
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  32. GUATEMALA: Speaking Out on the Genocide of Indigenous Women

    The 36 year long civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala, left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,00

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 853
  33. PERU: Justice delayed for Peru sterilization victims

    It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 824
  34. GUATEMALA: Reckoning with Genocide in Guatemala

    A man in a mask opens a door.

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 798
  35. 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
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  38. USA: Clinton Says U.S. to Help Women Broker Peace

    The United States hopes to prevent and defuse conflicts by getting more women seated at negotiating tables around the

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 582
  39. 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
  40. Haiti: Men Supporting Women's Rights

    Powerfully built with a livid scar across one cheek, Jacques is an unlikely looking women's rights defender.

    Sunday, November 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 501
  41. Global Security: Through a Bosnian Lens

    October 25, 2011, 3:00pm-5:30pm EDT
    Reception to Follow

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 511
  42. HAITI: Haitian Women Learn to Read, Write and Speak Out

    The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 276
  43. INTERNATIONAL/UNITED STATES: The World's 5 Worst Places For Women -- And How U.S. Policy Helped Make Them That Way

    When checking the nuclear ambitions of dictators or building “democracy” in Baghdad, po

    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 040
  44. COLOMBIA: 'We Didn't Have Our Sons or Daughters For War

    North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 029
  45. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Victims of Violence are Still Awaiting Justice

    This week a new chapter in the history of Colombia's long and bloodthirsty civil conflict is set to open.

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 729
  46. CARIBBEAN: UN Outlines Measures to Overcome 'Glaring Inequalities' in the Caribbean

    The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the m

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 730
  47. HAITI: Soroptimist Federations Partner to Help Women Affected by Haiti Earthquake

    Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) and Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) have partnered to donat

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 652
  48. GUATEMALA: Another Woman Leader in Latin America?

    Last month, Sandra Torres announced that she was divorcing her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, in order t

    Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 616
  49. PERU: Local Gov'ts Fail to Prioritise Equality for Women

    Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 604
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