“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.”
Desde hace más de cinco décadas, Colombia sufre uno de los conflictos armados más prolongados en
The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign ending next week has special meaning for uprooted wom
The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
Rape and sexual abuse are widespread in Nicaragua, and the majority of victims are young.
The new decade begins with the election of another woman president.
Peru was elected as a member of the newly-created United Nations agency on gender equality and women's empowerment fo
Since democracy was restored two decades ago, Chile has worked hard to progress in areas as essential as the reestabl
A new book, coedited by Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American and Latino studies at UC Santa Cruz, investig
When Francisca arrived at the historic Curicó Hospital - a staple in the Chilean central valley for nearly one
"When we women speak out, without showing fear, we pay a high price: living with that fear," says one peace
In June 2009, Chilean army captain Andrea Fuentes travelled to the city of Cap-Haïtien, in north Haiti, to serve
Poor, rural, Quechua-speaking women in the Peruvian province of Anta who were victims of a forced sterilisation progr
Recent research suggests that women comprise between 10 and 30 percent of armed opposition groups, with some groups,
t's Saturday and the women hurry into the cooperative's warehouse in this rural town in southeastern Peru with huge b
Latin America is no stranger to female leaders, but not many can match the radical political trajectory of Dilma Rous
Mr. Secretary-General, Ms. Robinson, Minister Cannon, Ladies and Gentlemen,
A poll in Peru says two women are the front-runners in the Oct.
If Brazilian voters elect a woman president next month, what might have appeared to be isolated developments in Chile
Thirty-four indigenous groups face extinction due to internal armed conflict from the ongoing violence in Colombia, a
A Spanish delegation arrived in Colombia Thursday to meet with Colombian congressmen and discuss the problem of the s
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
A United Nations-backed project in Venezuela has trained dozens of government officials and security force members on
IOM Colombia is training public officials on gender-based violence against women; how to identify it, address it and
More than 1,000 women from twelve different countries will march from Barrancabermeja in the Santander department to
"Weapons were silenced so women and people can speak" and "My body is my house, my house is my territo
Female voters in Brazil could ensure an easy victory this October for the ruling Workers Party candidate, Dilma Rouss
Iran's conservative establishment appears to have reacted coldly to an entreaty by Brazil's president to allow an Ira
President Lula asked Iran to allow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to accept the offer.
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
A recent gathering of Latin America's top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning "
The Bolivian goverment ratified its support for the Regional Peace Plan proposed by Venezuela to Colombia, in order t
With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati
One hundred young men and women, victims of violence perpetrated by illegal armed groups and at high risk for recruit
“President Bachelet is widely acknowledged to be one of Latin America's most accomplished and popular heads of
It's Friday night, and in a "favela" (shanty town) in this Brazilian city, a group of men relax with a beer
In the coming October 3 presidential election, two of the three frontrunners are women.
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.
Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will begin its review of the human rights record of the state of Col
Female leaders of the Bogota's displaced population are being threatened by paramilitary organizations, according to
A woman is killed every two hours in Brazil and this average puts the country in 12th place among nations registering
Colombians are enduring an armed conflict that has lasted over 50 years, but only in the past 10 years has this civil
In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helpin
IOM is supporting the social and economic reintegration of ex-combatants through employment training in road safety a
MADRE Talking Points: The Role of the US in Colombia's Conflict
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has returned to northern Ecuador to see how the situation has changed since
Latin-American countries are important contributors within the peace operations scenario.
"Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.