“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.”
Powerfully built with a livid scar across one cheek, Jacques is an unlikely looking women's rights defender.
Earlier this week, through the promotion its Gender Unit, the Minustah held at the Hotel Montana, workshops with elev
More than 18 months since the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, women and girls living in makeshift camps rema
With President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's win in Sunday's Argentine's election all but assured and a wom
The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.
The First Lady of the Republic, Ms.
The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in camps in Haiti after their homes were destroyed by last ye
Securing justice for women faced with violence was the focus of a seminar held by The Organization of Americans State
In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c
The Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Major General Luiz Ramos, has written
By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Wednesday in Port-au-Prince three senior UN officials as part of the correctiv
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a senior team to Haiti to enforce the United Nations' zero-tolerance policy on
Alberto Breccia, a presidential spokesman, said "there is a criminal complaint drawn up by the military" to
The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexua
We all know that women and girls living in areas of armed conflict and disaster suffer the worst consequences of cris
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
"We women demand!…" sang out a hundred plus voices "…Justice for Marie!" Marie, a 2
Daniel Gérard Rouzier, the Prime Minister-designate, met last Friday with feminist activists worried about rem
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the m
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) and Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) have partnered to donat
The way Robert Darvin sees it, he is one of the lucky ones.
The UN recently reported that a staggering 50 percent of Haitian women and girls living in the displacement camps in
Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.
Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence
Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.
Nearly seven years ago, the soldiers who killed Halya Lagunesse's husband gang-raped the Haitian woman and her then-1
Halya Lagunesse thought she knew despair.
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Even before last year's earthquake, Haiti was one of the toughest places in the Western Hemisphere to be a woman.
Ms Alexandra Cohen, an eighth grader from Montreal, Canada has made a passionate plea for effective measures to prote
Much Gazette coverage has been given this year to the devastation in Haiti following the earthquake, including most r
In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to s
PORT-AU-PRINCE - First, Maria Sonia Salon, 56, lost her husband to the earthquake one year ago that leveled much of h
A year after what little they had was shattered and torn, the women of Haiti are struggling against a new crisis &mda
Women and girls living in makeshift camps are at increased risk of rape and sexual violence in the aftermath of Haiti
Women and girls living in Haiti's makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, Amnesty Intern
PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, Jan 6, 2011 (IPS) - Up a rubble-strewn street, turn right past a crumbled house, and 60 men
The January 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti.
Issuing unprecedented recommendations to the Haitian government, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR