“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 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 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
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged everyone in the Caribbean to get involved in the quest to end violence
"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