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Friday, December 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality....
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics
Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica
The Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the IACHR”) presents this thematic report in which it examines the dimensions of the problem of sexual violence in Mesoamerica.  It examines the regulatory and...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time and time again, the Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter the “IACHR” or the “Commission”) has stressed how vital access to justice is to eradicating violence against women once and for all.    On a number of occasions, the...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Advancing Gender Equality in the Context of Decent Work
This study is presented on the occasion of the Seventeenth Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (XVII IACML) of the Organization of American States (OAS), as a means of taking stock of efforts already underway, as well as to introduce new...
Andrea Isabel Ixchíu Hernández
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Andrea Ixchíu
Andrea Ixchíu is a K'iche de Totonicapán woman from Guatemala. She is a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala. Since childhood, Andrea has organized local campaigns to denounce violence...
Zapotec Woman
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Men Emigrate, Indigenous Women Gain Political Opportunities and Obligations in Mexico
Photo-Santiago Navarro F. The emigration of men to the United States threatens indigenous systems of governance in Mexico. When men leave, the weight of activities in small towns falls on women, but despite this women are still fighting for space in...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Apply to be a Global Community Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment
The Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment are inviting applications from dynamic, creative women and men from all over the world to champion women's economic empowerment online and offline in their communities.   To apply please click...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Assemblyman Buchwald Reports Passage Of Women's Equality Act, USA
In an effort to provide equality and justice for all New York state citizens, Assemblyman David Buchwald announced passage of the full 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA). The legislation addresses pay inequity, sexual harassment, pregnancy...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Argentina: Meet Argentina's Rights Blazer Silvia Augsburger
On a cold Monday morning in June, some 50 women from various political backgrounds gathered in this Argentine port city to talk about gender roles inside the home. They conceived of a society in which men and women of all classes share both the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: Women Leaders Gather to Discuss Globalization, Poverty Eradication in Argentina
The International Women Forum (IWF) staged a seminar bringing together about 500 influential women leaders from around the world to discuss such issues as globalization and poverty eradication. To read the full article, please visit the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Americas: Women Make Their Mark on South American Politics
On Oct. 3 Brazil could become the third country in the subregion to elect a woman president within the space of just a few years. Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of the governing Workers' Party (PT), is ahead of her closest rival, social...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Americas: Women still face gender gap in Latin American, Caribbean politics
With President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s win in Sunday’s Argentine’s election all but assured and a woman leading the largest country in Latin America, it might appear that the political glass ceiling in the hemisphere has finally been...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Assessing Legislation - A manual for legislators
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide highlights and discusses several important topics...
Friday, June 05, 2009
Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Peace Negotiations: Implementing Security Council Resolution 1820
In 2008, the UN Security Council recognized sexual violence as a tactic of warfare. Unaddressed in almost all peace negotiations, it represents one of history’s greatest silences. To address this, a group of high-level mediators, subject experts,...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A Study of the San Salvador Municipal Gender Equity Policy
This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.