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Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring you the voices of Latin American women who are raising their voices and running for office, against all odds.

Textile workers in Honduras organize to defend their rights together

Monday, March 27, 2017

Although diagnosed with a disability due to excessive work and stress, Maria Gutierrez couldn’t convince her factory manager initially to lower the production outputs she was expected to deliver. But with the help of a feminist collective, supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, she was able to defend her rights. Today she is known for her organizing skills among the textile workers of Honduras. The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women discussed promoting women’s right to organize as an integral part of women’s economic empowerment.

On the anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, UN Women calls for eradicating violence against human rights defenders

Thursday, March 2, 2017

One year after her assassination, UN Women remembers Berta Caceres, Honduran feminist activist, women’s human rights defender and indigenous leader, for her legacy in favor of the rights of indigenous peoples and the defense of water, land and territory.

Statement by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the killing of Lesbia Yaneth and Jo Cox

Friday, July 8, 2016

We mourn the death on 7 July of Lesbia Yaneth, environmental activist in Honduras and member of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (Copinh).

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