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Central America: Eradicating Gender Violence is Vital to State Security

Panama City, Panama - María is a 35-year old Salvadoran woman with three young children. Growing up, María knew her mother but never met her father. When María was six, she started working at the Central Market of San Salvador and at the age...

Argentina’s abortion legalization debate ignites soul searching on women’s rights

As an Argentinean scholar of gender in politics, I’m normally called to provide commentary on some fairly depressing statistics. For example, there are just two women who head Argentina’s 20 federal government ministries. And last year, Argentinean women earned nearly 25 percent less than men...

Women Have Disappeared From Presidential Ballots

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica has had its woman president. Is that enough? It may appear so given that women are moving further away from the fight for the Presidency. In a report by La Nacion, only one woman is in the race for...

There’s no such thing as gender equality if you’re a woman in politics

By Virginia García Beaudoux, University of Buenos Aires - In my work as a gender and communications specialist I have met – and in some cases professionally advised – female ministers, legislators, mayors, community leaders and judges across the world, from the Dominican Republic...

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