“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
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.
Colombian Conservative and former Uribe defence minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez on Wednesday announced he
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
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
A law obliging Colombian authorities to investigate reports of domestic violence and alimony evasion will be presente
"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
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
Colombian and American universities, together with several non-governmental organizations released ten lessons they t
Internally displaced women in Colombia are organizing themselves to secure their rights to housing, education and hea
Colombia has unveiled plans for new laws to tackle high levels of violence against women, in what is being billed as
When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl
Hundreds of women were raped and abused by paramilitaries in the AUC's northern block between 1997 and 2005, reveals
YESTERDAY I was asked to give the Welcome Message to participants in the National Validation Workshop of a project ca
LONDON (TrustLaw) –Women from minority groups are targeted for sexual violence, torture and killings because of
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
The women's movement of a recently assassinated Colombian displaced leader said Tuesday that the leader's death will
This week a new chapter in the history of Colombia's long and bloodthirsty civil conflict is set to open.
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co