“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.”
Prior to the January 12 earthquake, almost half of the households in Haiti were exclusively matriarchal, at least in
Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women's bodies were still trembling in Haiti.
More than six months after Port-au-Prince was leveled by the January 12 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of displace
With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati
Today, MADRE staff members begin a three-day fact-finding mission to Haiti, gathering evidence on post-disaster viola
“President Bachelet is widely acknowledged to be one of Latin America's most accomplished and popular heads of
“Recovery in Haiti is one of the most complex humanitarian and development challenges in modern times.”
The 11th Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women closes Friday with the approval of the "Brasi
Cuba was elected Tuesday in Brazil one of th vice presidents of the 11th session of the Regional Conference on Women
Yesterday marked one half year since an earthquake flattened Port-au-Prince.
Something that gets lost in all the coverage of the Haiti earthquake is how people on the ground organize in the face
Trans Africa Forum composed of Digital Democracy, MADRE, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, University of
Nearly six months after the earthquake in Haiti, those of us involved in the UN humanitarian response are still strug
Living under tents, female survivors of the earthquake may no longer be openly mourning the tragic loss of their husb
Cendra Guillaume walks into the dusty depot of manly machines, passes fellow female workers, and steps into the front
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Oberlene Smith-Whyte, is making an impact as a United Nations peacekeeper, win
On June 30th the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a special policy dialogue on “The role of women in c
“Sexual Assaults Add to Miseries of Haiti's Ruins” (front page, June 24) was timely.
Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, women and girls living in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp
Five months after the earthquake, security in Haiti's refugee camps remains dire.
The 22-year-old woman, wearing a gauzy blue dress that she had changed into after her release, spoke in a whispery vo
On a quest to find a new project for the University of Virginia School of Law's International Human Rights Clinic, cl
The list of what needs to be fixed in Haiti is distressingly long, and progress has been frustratingly slow.
A loose-knit coalition of 106 organizations called Femmes Citoyennes Haiti Solidaire, or Women Citizens Haiti United,
Bangladesh's first female contingent to be deployed to an UN peacekeeping mission arrived today (1 June) in quake-rav
Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.
IT'S normal, an aid worker told her, not to menstruate after suffering severe trauma such as enduring an earthquake.
Haitian women have been increasingly vocal and active in social, political, and economic issues since the fall of the
Kamla Persad-Bissessar may never want the year 2010 to end.
"Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c
Women and gender issues were glaring in their absence from the March 31st Haiti International Donors' Conferen
Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate prote
Rape in wartime is a scar on modern society that must be stamped out by ending impunity and changing men's attitudes
What do women fishing, school building and better farming skills have to do with U.S. national security?
Hundreds of thousands of Haitian families are sleeping on the streets of Port-au-Prince.
The voices of Haitian women and their families were highlighted at a side event in relation to the Commission on the
The quake claimed the lives of Haiti's best-known feminist activists.
It is with tremendous sadness that UNIFEM learned about the deaths of several women leaders from governmental and civ
Amnesty International called on the United Nations to put in place measures for the protection of human rights and th
Women in the armed and police forces - Resolution 1325 and peace operations in Latin America is a contribution for th
The paper addresses the research gap in social constructions of gun ownership and gun abuse through its engendered st
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
Faced with enormous debt, poverty, political instability and ongoing violence, Haiti is struggling on multiple fronts
Refugees - often forced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, then confined in camps and depen
Shockingly high levels of violence against women in Haiti forced the U.N.
Young. Beautiful. Powerful.
Miles away from the red zone, surrounded by the vibrant green of Ortinola, Maracas, women from 17 countries hosted a