“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.”
Before he raped her one morning earlier this year, Guadelupe's father checked all the other bedrooms in the house to
The ages of sexual assault victims in New Mexico range from as young as 6 weeks to 90 years old, according to data co
Domestic violence shelters throughout the United States report the economy continues to significantly affect women &n
Andrew MacCalla is emergency response manager for Direct Relief International, a nonprofit based in Santa Barbara.
The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced $6.9 million in awards to 23
My Sunday column looks at human trafficking — but in America.
Blue jeans will be the style of the day today as Southland residents take part in Denim Day in LA & USA, a campai
Men slipped into high heels to walk in the Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence in San Jose
Women living with and affected by HIV in Latin America met recently in Panama to identify tools and methodologies to
Haitian feminist Yolette's Jeanty‘s name may not ring a bell, but her tireless work has been rightfully recogni
The USM Campus Safety Project organized a week of events to call attention to domestic violence and sexual assault, i
Once more the LJWorld shows it's inherent political bias in refusing to publish information that very well may have f
Last week marked a turning point for women like Mariam Ouadraogo and her relationship with the U.S.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) includes the use of rape and se
Women took a walk for a special cause Saturday morning and it was deemed a major success.
It was an impressive line-up of speakers, by any standard.
In Guatemala, a human rights emergency is raging, and no one is paying attention.
July 22, 2011
The following text is from Nobel Women's Initiative
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has written to the Colombian embassy requesting that the Colombian government prov
Honduras is on the verge of becoming the only country in the world that criminalises the emergency contraceptive pill
The Greater LA Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women hosted a Women's Peace Walk today.
The National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security issued by President Barack Obama late last year is unques
Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council
More than 300 women, a record high, have filed to run for Congress this year, which means a likely gain of female mem
We recognise women's vital role in achieving and maintaining international peace and security and as such understand
On June 20th, Guatemala asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to declare itself incompetent in ruling on a s
Remarks made by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
On Friday August 10, the U.S. Department of State and U.S.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, the first Indigenous woman and the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Bogotá, 3 September 2012
Yesterday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos delivered his address to the General Assembly.
Approximately 19,000 sexual assaults take place in the U.S.
Last week, I came to Bogotá to participate in the Peace Summit of Mayors and Governors.
The problems of women soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are addressed in the new documentary "
An innovative online research tool just launched by Georgetown University's Edmund A.
Colombia is considered the most violent country in South America.
This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.
These are what true women warriors look like.
Rabia Mariam is a businesswoman who employs an all-women workforce to manufacture scarves and rugs from silk, cotton-
Jorge Velazquez struggled to watch the news this week.
MURDER is an everyday tragedy in Guatemala, one of the world's most violent countries.
The Ministry for the Status of Women and Women's Rights is not idle.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista government have failed the country's women.
The chance for higher education, a job with a fair wage or respect in the home is not guaranteed for women in Haiti.
In the current Martelly-Lamothe administration (2011-2016) from 23 Ministries there are now 10 women ministers who re
For as long as she could remember, Claudia Paz y Paz was certain she would become a lawyer.