“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.”
More than 60 percent of Chileans surveyed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are opposed to full equa
Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy.
"Loss of freedom should not mean loss of fundamental rights," Diana Sánchez, a lawyer with the Polit
Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty La
"Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c
BOGOTÁ, Mar 29, 2010 (IPS) - Noemí Sanín, the presidential candidate of Colombia's Conservative
At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to
A volunteer of the Advocacy Project (AP) has used the setting of a major UN meeting to denounce the horrific damage c
75% of opinion leaders in Latin America believe that deliberately fomenting gender parity in politics
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
When Chile elected Michelle Bachelet as its first woman president in 2005, thousands of women celebrated the historic
To commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, the PSG asked UK-based NGO WOMANKIND to contribute an article
In the early 19th Century, Bolivian women fought alongside men for the country's independence from colonial Spain.
Evo Morales began his second term as president of Bolivia by swearing in a cabinet made up of an equal number of w
Bolivia's new Constitution which came into effect a year ago, recognizes upfront that women's rights are human rights
"I want justice.
An unprecedented 28 percent of seats in Bolivia's new parliament will soon be occupied by women.
Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.
Women in the armed and police forces - Resolution 1325 and peace operations in Latin America is a contribution for th
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t
In most developing countries agricultural land is the property of men.
Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.
Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a
On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resol
The population of Colombia is still feeling the impact of a conflict that began in the 1960s.
For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem
Sexual violence has been employed as a weapon of war by all of the armed groups involved in the half-century-long Col
On 3 August 2009, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile signed the National Action Plan to implement the United Nation
Through a gender, conflict, borderland and security approach, this thesis aims at explaining the high levels of gende
In Colombia, women who are heads of households are more likely to be vulnerable due to the increased level of discrim
Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.
A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.
The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in
Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca
Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file
In Venezuela "women have passionately embraced community activism, taking on a more committed and active role, a
A hotline that will give Chilean women information they need to self-terminate a pregnancy was launched yesterday by
Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage women.
Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio
In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.
Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.
With one year to go in office, women's groups and civil society organisations report positively on Chilean President