“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.”
Colombia's former minister of justice emphasized the need for the country's judges to familiarize themselves with int
The aspirations to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia were at the center of proposals in three regional for
Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standi
Women and children, particularly from Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups, have borne the brunt of Colombia's 50-yea
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
If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.
Under the dense rainforest canopy, 14-year-old Claudia Roa lay delirious with pain after giving birth to a boy.
The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality today applauded the appointment of two women to the t
November 16 marked an important change in Colombia's peace negotiations -President Juan Manuel Santos announced that
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil
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
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
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.
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday announced her candidacy in presidential elections to be held
IOM Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations this week signed a cooperation agreement that will allo
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who became head of the U.N.
Colombian Conservative and former Uribe defence minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez on Wednesday announced he
A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration
Betty Puerto Barrera is a Colombian peace activist.
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
Nancy Sanchez has been working for human rights in Colombia for two decades.
Today, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency group meet in Oslo
Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual
On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colom
Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace.
A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an
Today is International Peace Day.
Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
A law obliging Colombian authorities to investigate reports of domestic violence and alimony evasion will be presente
Thousands of people joined a march in the Colombian capital to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has s
"All of a sudden you see some liquid coming towards your face and you think that somebody might have slipped, or
Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov