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Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect – and they want the world to know

Wearing green bandannas and dousing police in pink glitter, Mexican women on Aug. 16 staged a furious protest in Mexico City after a 17-year-old girl reported being raped by four police officers earlier in the month. Officials have sent mixed signals about ongoing investigations of...

In Costa Rica, “Women are born in a hunting ground with their legs, hands and mouth tied”

In her "foros" (forum) article published in La Nacion Thursday, February 14, 2019, professor and researcher at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Isabel Gamboa Barboza, relates her story of the reality of being a girl and a woman in Costa Rica. In her article...

19 Minors Victims of Femicide In The Last Six Years

In relating the story of Lucha Zapada and the apparent suicide of her 16-year-old granddaughter that to all her instincts of seeing her. bleeding out on the sidewalk while 'cruzrojistas' (paramedics) worked on her, she was murdered, a report in La Nacion reveals 19...

Sexual Violence under the Ortega Regime

A month had passed since April 18 when the protests began, and we found ourselves thinking about what might happen if they arrested us. We’d never thought before about losing our freedom, much less that it could happen for exercising our right to inform. But...

21% of Men In Costa Rica Say They Have Been Victims of Unwanted Touch In Public

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - It's not only women who are victims of sexual harassment in public (acoso sexual callejero in Spanish). Twenty-one percent of men in Costa Rica claim to have been victims of unwanted touching in public. This is revealed in the Second...

Every day more than one woman in Colombia is raped due to armed conflict

TODAY COLOMBIA - At least one woman is raped every day on average in Colombia as a result of ongoing acts of sexual violence committed in the context of the country’s armed conflict. Recent figures released by Colombia’s Human Rights Office show that during the...

Colombia commemorates women victims of sexual violence

  (TODAY COLOMBIA) -- Colombia celebrated its first National Day for the Dignity of Women Victims of Sexual Violence on Monday in an attempt to bring attention to the sexual violence suffered by women as a result of Colombia’s armed conflict. The day coincided with the...

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