This article is based on an interview carried out by ABColombia in August 2018. The text does not reflect the views of ABColombia rather the personal views of two women of the FARC who took part in the reintegration process during the Santos Government and their experiences between 2017 and 2018. For...
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Ben Zand investigates the controversial case of Evelyn Hernandez, a Salvadoran teenager raped by a gang member and then jailed for 30 years for what her supporters say was a miscarriage. El Salvador has some of the harshest abortion laws in the world, with all forms of abortion being punished and cases of...
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Abortion law in El Salvador recognises no distinction between intentional abortion and unintentional miscarriage, applying jail sentences to both. SBS Dateline investigates the devastating consequences this has for women. A report by SBS Dateline. December 2016
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Yorleni is one of the women who has benefited from the Legal Advice Centre run by Las Hormigas ('The Ants'), the Intibuca Women's Organization.
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The streets witnessed demonstrations against violence against women in Honduras. In La Esperanza, Intibucá, the feminist organization Las Hormigas celebrated this day in the midst of their worries about the increasing rate of femicide in their region. They occupied the streets to say 'Enough is enough' and organized an art competition to raise consciousness of the problem among the...
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To view this video click here. Juju Chang reports from Honduras, the most dangerous country on earth in which to be a woman. She documents the fate of María José Álvarado Muñoz, crowned Miss Honduras and then shot dead, together with her sister. Even the police acknowledge that women are the most targeted. Because of the victim's fame, the police...
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To view this video, click here. Part 2 of the ABC Nightline documentary on women in Honduras. In this episode we see an adolescent maternity unit where young girls, many under the age of 16, come for check-ups, advice and to give birth. Meanwhile sex education is non existent, the morning-after pill is banned and abortion is illegal. The reporter...
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Honduras is a tropical country punished by poverty, corruption and violence. As if that weren’t enough, on November 26th, 2017 Honduras had some very peculiar elections: even though millions of people were called on to vote that day, only one vote counted in the end: that of President Juan Orlando Hernández, who decided to stay for another four years,...
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Women Crossing the Line is a three part mini-documentary series - developed in collaboration with JASS (Just Associates) - that spotlights the work of women activists in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. In Women Crossing the Line: Breaking the Silence Against Women in Honduras we meet Honduran women activists who are rising to protect women's rights, the environment, and democracy....
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It’s well known where Hillary Clinton stood on regime change in Iraq and Libya, but what often gets forgotten is that she threw her support behind the 2009 Honduran coup that ousted democratically-elected Manuel Zelaya. In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan highlights how Clinton backed regime change in the Latin American country. Video: Al Jazeera English 1 October 2016

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