“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.”
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill
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.
With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations
Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he would be supporting the draf
IOM Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations this week signed a cooperation agreement that will allo
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
“The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our
Haiti's President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean cou
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.
With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.
Today is International Peace Day.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay – who made the remarks at the end of a four-day visit to the
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Chile have signed a letter of intent to strengthen ca
Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.
From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
It's the Americas' largest reunion.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep.
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv
Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring
The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.
In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c
By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Wednesday in Port-au-Prince three senior UN officials as part of the correctiv
Alberto Breccia, a presidential spokesman, said "there is a criminal complaint drawn up by the military" to
The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexua
The way Robert Darvin sees it, he is one of the lucky ones.
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.
Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
Nearly seven years ago, the soldiers who killed Halya Lagunesse's husband gang-raped the Haitian woman and her then-1
Halya Lagunesse thought she knew despair.
Ms Alexandra Cohen, an eighth grader from Montreal, Canada has made a passionate plea for effective measures to prote
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, Jan 6, 2011 (IPS) - Up a rubble-strewn street, turn right past a crumbled house, and 60 men