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  1. LATIN AMERICA: Violence Against Women in Latin America Everyday Aggression

    Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 225
  2. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Peace Process: Implications for Displaced Populations Are Overlooked

    Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 050
  3. ECUADOR: Young Men Break with Machista Stereotypes in Ecuador

    At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 953
  4. COLOMBIA: Conviction for Conflict-Related Rape and Murders 'A Rare Victory'.

    A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 296
  5. COLOMBIA: Gender Policy is Failing Women in Colombia

    Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 278
  6. LATIN AMERICA: UNHCR Chief Visits Ecuador Ahead of World Refugee Day

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 138
  7. COLOMBIA: Colombia must fight impunity for sexual violence crimes – UN official

    Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 055
  8. COLOMBIA: UNHCR Supports Project to Help Displaced Colombians in Medellin

    Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 963
  9. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  10. PERU: Women Fight for Justice on Forced Sterilisation

    Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 580
  11. PERU: Local Gov'ts Fail to Prioritise Equality for Women

    Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 604
  12. COLOMBIA: Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia: NGOs

    Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 526
  13. COLOMBIA: Gender Violence a Crime Against Humanity: Prosecutor General

    Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 456
  14. SOUTH AMERICA: Women's Day Events Focus on Violence, Poverty

    South Americans celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, the holiday's 100th anniversary, with actions callin

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 414
  15. BRAZIL: Women in Pacified Favelas Claim Their Rights

    The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 328
  16. CHILE: Women Sterilised Over HIV Status

    When Francisca arrived at the historic Curicó Hospital - a staple in the Chilean central valley for nearly one

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 460
  17. PERU: Women Sterilised Against Their Will Seek Justice, Again

    Poor, rural, Quechua-speaking women in the Peruvian province of Anta who were victims of a forced sterilisation progr

    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 455
  18. COLOMBIA: Bogota Displaced Leaders Threatened by Paramilitaries

    Female leaders of the Bogota's displaced population are being threatened by paramilitary organizations, according to

    Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 611
  19. COLOMBIA: Using International Law to Wage Peace in Colombia

    In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helpin

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 497
  20. LATIN AMERICA: Making Latin America's Cities Women-Friendly

    "Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 216
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  22. PERU: International Women's Day 2010: Stop, Think, and Become a Leader - WOMANKIND's Work in Peru

    To commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, the PSG asked UK-based NGO WOMANKIND to contribute an article

    Sunday, February 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 143
  23. Violence and Democracy in Bolivia

    Bolivia's new Constitution which came into effect a year ago, recognizes upfront that women's rights are human rights

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 492
  24. PERU: Victims of Military Rapists Wait for Justice 25 Years On

    "I want justice.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 496
  25. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  26. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  27. PERU: Cuzco Women Stand Up to Violence

    For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 526
  28. BOLIVIA: Politics, a Risky Business for Women

    Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 528
  29. COLOMBIA: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

    Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 529
  30. PARAGUAY: NGO Offers Girls a Way Out of Sexual Exploitation

    Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.

    Monday, August 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 944
  31. PERU: Teen Rape Victim Files Case Against Peru in U.N. Committee

    Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file

    Thursday, June 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 959
  32. ECUADOR: Brothels in Ecuador Skirt Law Banning Minors

    Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage women.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 972
  33. VENEZUELA: Venezuela Expands Outlets for Denunciations of Violence Against Women

    Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 974
  34. COLOMBIA: Indigenous Women in Colombia Caught up in Conflict

    In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 980
  35. COLOMBIA: Ban Saves Lives in Medellín; New Law on Guns and Domestic Violence

    A significant new law specifically linking violence against women with firearms possession was passed by the Colombia

    Friday, January 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 988