“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.”
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.
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
The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
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
Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United
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
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
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 policies of social inclusion implemented by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years have allowed the cou
The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de
The initial steps taken by Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, have confirmed that a stronger female pres
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
Thirty-four indigenous groups face extinction due to internal armed conflict from the ongoing violence in Colombia, a
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 "
With a historic vote this month allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children, Argentina joined a vanguard of nati
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.
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.
More than 60 percent of Chileans surveyed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are opposed to full equa
Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy.
"Loss of freedom should not mean loss of fundamental rights," Diana Sánchez, a lawyer with the Polit
Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty La
"Women help to reduce poverty and raise family incomes, but they pay too high a price for it, because in every c
At the age of 17, Meybelin Bernárdez is clear about the future: "When I finish my studies, I'll return to
Advanced new legislation and constitutional reforms on women's rights are paving the way for equal opportunities for
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