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Latin American Indigenous Women Hold NYC Tribunal #womenrights

By Hajer Naili WeNews correspondent Wednesday, May 21, 2014 To puncture official indifference, Latin American indigenous women are staging a tribunal on the sidelines of a U.N. permanent forum “to push back the invisibility” about what they suffer. “The justice… Continue Reading →

Abortions not safe, legal or rare in Latin American and the Caribbean #Womenrights

  MCT MCT BY MIRTA OJITO MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU Seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean — El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Suriname, Dominican Republic and Haiti — do not allow abortions for any reason, not even to save the life… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Brazilian former slave community fights for land

By Julia CarneiroBBC Brasil, Rio dos Macacos Julia Carneiro visits the Rio dos Macacos quilombo   In the small community of Rio dos Macacos, in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, a tall, leafy jack tree stands as a living… Continue Reading →

Mexican Indigenous Moms Pushed, Pulled by Fertility #Vaw #Womenrights

By Vania Smith-Oka WeNews guest author   Credit: Shawna Nelles on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0). (WOMENSENEWS)–Most women in Amatlan consider themselves, their neighbors and their friends to be good mothers. Almost all the women in the community… Continue Reading →

Hugo Chávez: Death of a socialist

6 March 2013 , By Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, The Hindu In this October 9, 2012 photo, backdropped by a portrait of independence hero Simon Bolivar, Venezuela‘s President Hugo Chavez talks during a press conference at the Miraflores palace in Caracas. Hugo… Continue Reading →

Sex Education is Also a Right- is India listening ?

By Ivet GonzálezReprint | Many countries in Latin America have made progress in introducing sex education in schools. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS HAVANA, Nov 13 2012 (IPS) – Learning about respect in a relationship, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender equality and family planning forms… Continue Reading →

Uruguay OKs Abortion; Sex Assault Rampant in Haiti #womenrights #goodnews

By WeNews staff Saturday, October 20, 2012 An elderly woman at a camp of makeshift tents in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Sophia Paris. (WOMENSENEWS)– Cheers The Uruguayan Senate voted 17-14 to legalize all first-trimester abortions in a groundbreaking step in… Continue Reading →

Abortion rate decline stalls, unsafe abortions rise

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – A long-term decline in the rates of abortion worldwide has stalled and the proportion of terminations that are unsafe and put women’s lives at risk is rising, an international group of scientists… Continue Reading →

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