“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.”
When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
Two thousand women marched through the streets of Guatemala City last week in support of the UN's International Day f
Three countries in South America's Andean region, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, have a great deal to teach and share wit
Hundreds of women were raped and abused by paramilitaries in the AUC's northern block between 1997 and 2005, reveals
With President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's win in Sunday's Argentine's election all but assured and a wom
No matter how progressive laws to promote equality between men and women may be, without budgets with a gender perspe
YESTERDAY I was asked to give the Welcome Message to participants in the National Validation Workshop of a project ca
LONDON (TrustLaw) –Women from minority groups are targeted for sexual violence, torture and killings because of
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
The women's movement of a recently assassinated Colombian displaced leader said Tuesday that the leader's death will
CUZCO, Peru, Jun 8, 2011 (IPS) - Where is the justice?
This week a new chapter in the history of Colombia's long and bloodthirsty civil conflict is set to open.
Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
Argentina's president is a woman, Cristina Fernández, and the country has one of the highest percentages of wo
The results of the first survey on the prevalence of sexual violence allowed us to make the link between the presence
Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf
For over 40 years, violence in Colombia has pitted the government against several guerilla groups including the Revol
On the eve of President Obama's first trip to South America, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sang praises t
South Americans celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, the holiday's 100th anniversary, with actions callin
The policies of social inclusion implemented by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years have allowed the cou
The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de
The high popularity levels of their predecessors smoothed the way for Cristina Fernández and Dilma Rousseff to
Colombian Air Force Capt. Maria Andrea Bueno and Peruvian Air Force Capt.
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
The inauguration of Brazil's first female president is a stark reminder that the United States lags far behind its La
The initial steps taken by Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, have confirmed that a stronger female pres
Earlier this month, much of the world turned its attention to Brazil for the inauguration of the country's first woma