“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.”
HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
The 45-member U.N.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
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.
When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 – killing more than 200,000 people and leaving
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence
From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
On March 14 at the White House, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and U.S.
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e
The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv
Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in camps in Haiti after their homes were destroyed by last ye
Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S.
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
The internationally-acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey has created a captivating new design exclusively for Amnes
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
The UN recently reported that a staggering 50 percent of Haitian women and girls living in the displacement camps in
Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.
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
Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
On February 28, 2011, the White House released President Obama's proclamation reaffirming March as Women's History Mo
The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de
Nearly seven years ago, the soldiers who killed Halya Lagunesse's husband gang-raped the Haitian woman and her then-1