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  1. COLOMBIA: Guerrilla Girls of the FARC-EP: Making War, Peace, and History

    If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 204
  2. Report of the Twelfth Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 016
  3. LATIN AMERICA: Violence Against Women in Latin America Everyday Aggression

    Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 225
  4. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Peace Process: Implications for Displaced Populations Are Overlooked

    Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 050
  5. ECUADOR: Young Men Break with Machista Stereotypes in Ecuador

    At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 953
  6. 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
  7. COLOMBIA: Conviction for Conflict-Related Rape and Murders 'A Rare Victory'.

    A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 296
  8. COLOMBIA: Gender Policy is Failing Women in Colombia

    Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 278
  9. LATIN AMERICA: Best and Worst Countries in Latin America for Women

    The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 207
  10. COLOMBIA: 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 p

    Sunday, July 8, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 738
  11. COLOMBIA: Colombians Doubt a Law Can Get Them Home Again

    Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 194
  12. LATIN AMERICA: UNHCR Chief Visits Ecuador Ahead of World Refugee Day

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 138
  13. COLOMBIA: Colombia must fight impunity for sexual violence crimes – UN official

    Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 055
  14. LATIN AMERICA: Latin America Opens Up to Equality

    Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 034
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. COLOMBIA: What the Workshops Revealed About Sexual Violence and Moving R1325 Forward

    Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 579
  18. 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
  19. PERU: Women Fight for Justice on Forced Sterilisation

    Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 580
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. COLOMBIA: Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia: NGOs

    Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 526
  23. COLOMBIA: Gender Violence a Crime Against Humanity: Prosecutor General

    Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 456
  24. SOUTH AMERICA: Women's Day Events Focus on Violence, Poverty

    South Americans celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, the holiday's 100th anniversary, with actions callin

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 414
  25. VENEZUELA: Highest Gender Equality in Latin America

    The policies of social inclusion implemented by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years have allowed the cou

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 403
  26. BRAZIL: Women in Pacified Favelas Claim Their Rights

    The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 328
  27. BRAZIL: New President's First Steps Create Optimism in Women's Movement

    The initial steps taken by Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, have confirmed that a stronger female pres

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 038
  28. Indigenous Women's Access to Justice in Latin America

    This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal

    Sunday, December 5, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 083
  29. CHILE: Women Sterilised Over HIV Status

    When Francisca arrived at the historic Curicó Hospital - a staple in the Chilean central valley for nearly one

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 460
  30. PERU: Women Sterilised Against Their Will Seek Justice, Again

    Poor, rural, Quechua-speaking women in the Peruvian province of Anta who were victims of a forced sterilisation progr

    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 455
  31. COLOMBIA: Indigenous Colombians Face Possibility Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

    Thirty-four indigenous groups face extinction due to internal armed conflict from the ongoing violence in Colombia, a

    Friday, September 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 105
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Human Rights Committee Concludes Ninety-Ninth Session

    The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin

    Friday, July 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 752
  33. LATIN AMERICA: Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns "Lesbophobia"

    A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning &quot

    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 684
  34. LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, a Harbinger of Women's Rights

    With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 658
  35. LATIN AMERICA: Latin American, Caribbean Women's Congress Approves Brasilia Consensus

    The 11th Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women closes Friday with the approval of the "Brasi

    Sunday, July 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 598
  36. LATIN AMERICA: Women Still Playing Catch Up

    Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren't there yet.

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 624
  37. COLOMBIA: Bogota Displaced Leaders Threatened by Paramilitaries

    Female leaders of the Bogota's displaced population are being threatened by paramilitary organizations, according to

    Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 611
  38. Report on Violations of Women's Human Rights: In Response to the Sixth Periodic Report of Colombia

    Colombians are enduring an armed conflict that has lasted over 50 years, but only in the past 10 years has this civil

    Monday, July 12, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 749
  39. COLOMBIA: Using International Law to Wage Peace in Colombia

    In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helpin

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 497
  40. MADRE Talking Points: The Role of the US in Colombia's Conflict

    The Conflict in a Nutshell
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 680
  41. LATIN AMERICA: Making Latin America's Cities Women-Friendly

    "Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 216
  42. CHILE: Gender Equity Progress Blocked by Hard-Core

    More than 60 percent of Chileans surveyed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are opposed to full equa

    Friday, May 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 091
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  44. COLOMBIA: In Colombia, Rape Now Being Prosecuted as Weapon of War

    Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 252
  45. COLOMBIA: Women Punished Twice Over in Colombia's Prisons

    "Loss of freedom should not mean loss of fundamental rights," Diana Sánchez, a lawyer with the Polit

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 063
  46. BRAZIL: Brazil Court Upholds Law that Protects Torturers

    Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty La

    Friday, April 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 145
  47. LATIN AMERICA: Equality for Women - "The Core of the Problem is Care"

    "Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 922
  48. LATIN AMERICA: Still a Long Way to Go for Black Women

    At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to

    Friday, March 19, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 878
  49. LATIN AMERICA: Women's Rights Laws - Where's the Enforcement?

    Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for

    Friday, March 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 879
  50. PERU: International Women's Day 2010: Stop, Think, and Become a Leader - WOMANKIND's Work in Peru

    To commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, the PSG asked UK-based NGO WOMANKIND to contribute an article

    Sunday, February 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 143

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