“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.”
The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”cou
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that
Indigenous women were systematically gang-raped by Guatemala soldiers and members of paramilitary groups during the c
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
On Wednesday March 20, Rios Montt, the former president of Guatemala, went on trial for genocide and crimes against h
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who became head of the U.N.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partner Heartland Alliance International has bee
In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co
Opening Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, 11 February 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador
The Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign po
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University has written the blog: Combat: The Zone of Women's Liberation?
Colombian Conservative and former Uribe defence minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez on Wednesday announced he
Last week, 35-year-old Carmen Virginia Tuez Franco was found murdered in Guatemala City alongside her niece Silvia Ma
A new report published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration
When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 – killing more than 200,000 people and leaving
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
Betty Puerto Barrera is a Colombian peace activist.
The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
On November 11, 2012 we attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall in Toronto as an Afghan anti-war prese
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 1
“The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our
Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiative
Nancy Sanchez has been working for human rights in Colombia for two decades.
From September 2009 to April 2010, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights conducted a study of United Nations
Haiti's President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean cou
Reproductive rights groups are partnering up for the 'Educate Congress' initiative, which will send a copy of Our Bod
The goal of the U.S.
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
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
When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but co
Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t
On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colom
A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts
Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace.
With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.