Category: Women’s Rights

“Minors, 12-14 years old, have partners who triple their age. Epidemic teen pregnancy is on the rise in Honduras.”

Honduras is the second country in Latin America with the highest number of teen pregnancies, states the Honduran press, La Prensa. The newspaper has been documenting an epidemic in teen pregnancies on the rise.  Lack of communication between parents and children is one of the reasons identified as […]

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Going Backward: Guatemalan Courts Reduce Penalties for Femicide Charges

The Constitutional Court of Guatemala (CC) has declared Article 6 of the Law Against Femicide and Other Forms of Violence against Women, as partially unconstitutional. A new resolution would allow the reduction of penalties for those who commit these crimes, which include the murder of women. Deputies of […]

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“What do we want? Justice. When? Now!” Farm & Domestic workers demand protection from Sexual Harassment

Domestic workers and field workers demand more protection from sexual harassment in the workplace.  Foto: María Peña/Impremedia Encouraged by the #metoo movement, hundreds of activists in farm labor and domestic work met in front of the Capitol yesterday to demand protection from sexual harassment. Members of the National […]

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“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.

Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]

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