“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 aspirations to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia were at the center of proposals in three regional for
On Monday, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Me Jean Renel Sanon, the Minister of Justice and Public Secu
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.
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
Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie
During the 2012 race for the Iowa United States House of Representatives, there were 12 candidates running, one woman
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
More than two years ago, Haiti's parliament approved a landmark amendment to the country's 1987 constitution to ensur
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday announced her candidacy in presidential elections to be held
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partner Heartland Alliance International has bee
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
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 1
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
On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colom
Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.
A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an
“In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”
Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa
It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, will travel to Belgium on September 17 - 18, 2012, to
Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h
On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph
Two U.S. government agencies, the Department of State and the U.S.
On the first of her two-day visit to Senegal, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday hailed the incre
When I attended the first Summit of the Americas in Miami in 1994, only two female heads of state represented their c
United States Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater is hoping that more Jamaican women will take a greater role in
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute t
From the very beginning of his administration, President Barack Obama has put women at the heart of United States for
Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
It's the Americas' largest reunion.