“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.”
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned w
With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
“The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
In 2008, the Guatemalan parliament passed a law against ‘femicide' (even though it's a word you won't find in a
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e
The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv
Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
The internationally-acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey has created a captivating new design exclusively for Amnes
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with AMC, the second-largest microfinance institution in El Salvado
Amarilis Chilel, 15, left her hometown of Ixchiguán in northwest Guatemala to work as a domestic in the capita
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
Women are playing a leading role in a powerful social movement addressing natural resource protection, adaptation to
In the small Latin American country of Guatemala, violence against women is a widespread problem girls deal with from
Karla Mendoza, a 26-year-old Nicaraguan, has worked hard to have a professional career.
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
4 women have been killed in protests/for participating in the resistance: Wendy Avila and Olga Osiris Ucles were both
A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning "
With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati
The 11th Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women closes Friday with the approval of the "Brasi
Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren't there yet.
The 9th U.S.
An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United St
Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua t
In a landmark decision today, Mexico's Supreme Court required all of the country's states to distribute emergency con
"Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.
In this interview Marcia talks about achievements and set backs of the Nicaraguan women's movement over the last few
On the eve of Mother's Day 2010, relatives of women murdered in Ciudad Juarez and their allies chalked up another vic
Guatemala's 36 year civil war resulted in 662 massacres, 200, 000 dead or “disappeared”, and over one mil
"Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c
At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
A group of Guatemalan Indian women who were raped by army soldiers during the country's 1960-1996 civil war broke the
Human rights organisations in Mexico and the United States sounded the alarm about abuses against women by the Mexica
UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM IN GUATEMALA CONDEMNS THREATS AGAINST NORMA CRUZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘SURVIVORS FOUNDATION'
The rising number of women being murdered in Central America is highlighted in a recently released grim report, thank
Some 708 women were killed in Guatemala in 2009, based on Interior Ministry figures released on Saturday.
Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.