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HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
The 45-member U.N.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned w
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
This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and after the 2010 earthquake, which killed an estimated 220,000 people,
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
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 first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
“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
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.
When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but co
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.
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia, from a gender
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met schoolgirls and Africa's second woman president during an unprecedented vis
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
Hillary Clinton is doing something this weekend that no U.S.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia from a gender p
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay – who made the remarks at the end of a four-day visit to the
Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, killing 230,000 people,
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today