“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.”
The protection of women and girls in camps for people displaced by the earthquake which devastated Haiti last January
Two weeks ago, Natalie sat across from me in a crowded camp of displaced earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, wrap
This report documents Amnesty International's concerns about human rights abuses in Haiti after the departure of form
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged everyone in the Caribbean to get involved in the quest to end violence
Nearly ten months after the January 12 earthquake, the people of Haiti are still living in a state of emergency, with
"I'm going to do everything possible to raise my daughter. My daughter is my future.
The United Nations is launching a campaign to combat the rape of Haitian earthquake victims living in camps for the h
Eight months after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, having no home is still not the hardest thing to bear.
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
A small group of women in colorful shirts, jeans and skirts stand in a circle, singing and clapping.
Cuban president Raúl Castro Ruz chaired the political-cultural ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of th
Some are ambushed as they return from washing themselves or in their flimsy tents in the middle of the night, others
Today, the American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S.
A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning "
Some advocates at last week's International AIDS Conference greeted news of the results of an HIV gel coolly, saying
On our first day in Haiti, grassroots women's organizations -- including our sister organization KOFAVIV -- stood up
Earlier this month, I traveled to Port-au-Prince as a part of a GFW delegation to learn about the current situation o
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