“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.”
Women and children, particularly from Afro-Colombian and indigenous groups, have borne the brunt of Colombia's 50-yea
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil
Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h
This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia, from a gender
The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
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.
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
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
The initial steps taken by Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, have confirmed that a stronger female pres
Investigations of the raping of women in the 1980s during Peru's counterinsurgency war have ground to a halt, even th
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
In June 2009, Chilean army captain Andrea Fuentes travelled to the city of Cap-Haïtien, in north Haiti, to serve
Thirty-four indigenous groups face extinction due to internal armed conflict from the ongoing violence in Colombia, a
A Spanish delegation arrived in Colombia Thursday to meet with Colombian congressmen and discuss the problem of the s
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
"I want justice.
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t
A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.
The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in
Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca
Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio
Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.
Following a referendum on January 26, 2009, Bolivia has a new constitution, with initial results suggesting that almo
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has released the report entitled “30
Project: Access to Justice for Women in Situations of Violence: A comparative Study of Women's Police Station in Lati
Women's political participation in municipalities has received little attention until recently, though the chronic un
Truth commissions (TCs) are formed to investigatehuman rights violations that occur during armedconflict or under rep
In Colombia, one of the most dramatic social consequences of the armed conflict among guerrilla, paramilitary groups
Intermittent armed conﬂict has persisted in Colombia for more than 40 years.
Participatory Evaluation Reports of Aid Flows from a Gender Perspective in Cambodia, Gu