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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: WOMEN CONTINUE TO FACE DISCRIMINATION

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Although there have been advances on the legislative and policy front regarding women, many of the reforms exist only on paper. In fact, violence against women is actually increasing, says Tian Spain.

#NiUnaMenos: ‘Now that you see us’

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A sea of green washed up in Congress square in central Buenos Aires on the evening of June 4th. The high tide of three...

FEMICIDE IN MEXICO: THE COTTON FIELD CASE AND ITS SEQUELS

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Government action is failing lamentably to protect Mexican women from a wave of violence and femicide.

EL SALVADOR: TRUCE FOR THE GANGS, NO TRUCE FOR WOMEN

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A dramatic fall in gang-initiated killings masks ongoing violence against women.

Guatemala: violence against women

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8 March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. However, in Guatemala for the past three years, the day has been a painful reminder of the long road towards gender equity, and the potentially lethal consequences of continuing misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women.

Sex Tourism Threatens Central America’s Youth

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Whilst South East Asia remains the hub of sex tourism, Central America is growing in popularity due to poverty and diminishing opportunities.

Latin America — Trafficking in Women and Girls

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It is estimated that half a million young women in Latin America and the Caribbean are lured into sexual abuse, with social media playing a key role.

Killing machismo the Colombian way

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A new initiative is being made in Bogota to help women stand up to machismo and to get men to change their behaviour

Venezuela lags behind on women’s and LGBT rights

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Venezuela's opposition parties reject quotas for women election candidates, but the government's own record on gender lags behind most countries in the Region.

Dominican Republic: shocking level of domestic violence

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Civil society organisations are mobilising to get the government to take more effective action to curb domestic violence. In a special article for LAB, Daniel Jackman reports.

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