“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.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Guerda Benjamin from OFAT Haiti reports on how IANSA women are using a CEDAW Shadow Report to urge the government to
Latin America is home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world and women's organizations have fough
Founded three years ago, the Latin American Consortium of Women's Funds consists of seven women's funds in the Latin