“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.”
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.
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf
South Americans celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, the holiday's 100th anniversary, with actions callin
The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de
When Francisca arrived at the historic Curicó Hospital - a staple in the Chilean central valley for nearly one
Poor, rural, Quechua-speaking women in the Peruvian province of Anta who were victims of a forced sterilisation progr
Female leaders of the Bogota's displaced population are being threatened by paramilitary organizations, according to
In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helpin
"Violence against women is not only domestic, it also happens in the streets.
To commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, the PSG asked UK-based NGO WOMANKIND to contribute an article
Bolivia's new Constitution which came into effect a year ago, recognizes upfront that women's rights are human rights
"I want justice.
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.
Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a
Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.
Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file
Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage 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
In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.
A significant new law specifically linking violence against women with firearms possession was passed by the Colombia