“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.”
Colombia's former minister of justice emphasized the need for the country's judges to familiarize themselves with int
Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standi
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top g
If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
The hot and damp jungles of southern Colombia have been torn apart by war for more than 20 years.
In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
Today, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency group meet in Oslo
Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual
Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts
Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace.
Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United
This report documents the findings and recommendations from Civil Society on 1325 implementation in Colombia
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
Colombian and American universities, together with several non-governmental organizations released ten lessons they t
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
Three countries in South America's Andean region, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, have a great deal to teach and share wit
No matter how progressive laws to promote equality between men and women may be, without budgets with a gender perspe
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
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
"When we women speak out, without showing fear, we pay a high price: living with that fear," says one peace
t's Saturday and the women hurry into the cooperative's warehouse in this rural town in southeastern Peru with huge b
Mr. Secretary-General, Ms. Robinson, Minister Cannon, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty La
Women in the armed and police forces - Resolution 1325 and peace operations in Latin America is a contribution for th
On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resol
On 3 August 2009, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile signed the National Action Plan to implement the United Nation
During the last decade the peace operations under the command of the United Nations and its corresponding resources h
Women's political participation in municipalities has received little attention until recently, though the chronic un
Event at the City of Women in Cartagena – Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (October; Cartagena, Colombia).
More than one thousand of women of different characteristics in age, ethnic group, sexual tendency, national origin,
Closing Date: Monday, 25 October 2010