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Amazonian Indians confront authorities

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At the end of this month's indigenous meeting in Manaus, Raoni Kayapó confronts the authorities, just as the woman indigenous leader, Tuíra,  famously did in 1989, in a similar protest over the construction of hydroelectric power stations in the Amazon

“Until the Day I Die”: Gerta Louisama on Haitian Women Winning...

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Gerta Louisama is a member of the Executive Committee and the National Women’s Committee of Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen, Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti, Haiti’s largest and oldest peasant group.

Video: ‘I can’t be silent’ – Mexican rape survivor takes on...

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The moving testimony of a rape victim from Mexico.

Una pandemia de violencia machista desgarra Latinoamérica

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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

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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.

Brazil: Dilma’s inauguration

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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.

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.

MEXICO: Sexist Violence Invisible in War on Drugs

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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.     

Nicaragua: authorities fail to tackle high levels of rape and sexual...

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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.

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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