The following article, published by El Pais from Spain, reports on  a seminar organised by the Carlos III University in Madrid between 15-16 February, at which a group of specialists discussed the problem of gender violence in Latin America.
Haiti: Sexual Violence Against Women Increasing. As the aid effort in Haiti continues Amnesty issues a new report, discussing the threat of sexual violence women face on a daily basis.
In her first speech as president, Dilma Rousseff delighted many Brazilians with her poise, flair and her determination to confront tricky issues, such as the position of women in Brazilian society.
Whilst South East Asia remains the hub of sex tourism, Central America is growing in popularity due to poverty and diminishing opportunities.
Violence against women un-noticed and murders unresolved in Mexico's drug war. Calderon's government fails to respond to the human rights violations associated with increased militarisation.     
As levels of rape and sexual violence rise the government has failed to tackle the problem sufficiently, taboos remain in place and victims are left to suffer. Amnesty International has published a report which looks at the problem in detail.
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.
Raul Zibechi says Brazil's likely first woman president owes her dramatic rise to the man who's brought millions out of poverty.
This week UN delegates meeting in New York are evaluating progress made in achieving the MDGs. Amnesty International has produced three radio programmes in Spanish.

Bulletin 9 February 2010

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