Human Rights Defenders / Human Rights Issue / Latin America

TRAGIC WEEK IN PARAGUAY

Contributed by Javiera Manuela Rulli and Reto Sonderegger via Peter Kostishack, Director of Programs, Global Greengrants Fund (English translation Lilian Joensen, Grupo de Reflexi√≥n Rural) Friday night June 22, 2012 – Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has just been removed from office by Congress through political impeachment, an express trial that lasted only 24 hours. This … Continue reading

Human Rights Defenders / Human Rights Issue / Latin America / Women's Rights

Rocky Road to Gender Equality in Latin America

Originally published in Foreign Policy in Focus, May 30, 2012, by Erika Guevara-Rosas – ¬† The increased participation of women in traditional politics in Latin America has made headlines for several years now. Last month, The New York Times published an analysis of the 2012 Women in Politics Survey of UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary … Continue reading

Human Rights Defenders / Human Rights Issue / Latin America

Human rights reports highlight impunity, violence in the region – The Seattle International Foundation

Originally published on the Seattle International Foundation’s blog on June 6, 2012 – On May 17th, The U.S. Department of State released its 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports highlight widespread corruption and violence throughout Latin America, and include statistics on the frightening levels of impunity and sexual and gender based violence … Continue reading