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From where I stand: “Together, we are building peace and equal rights in our territories”

Monday, August 17, 2020

Johana, a trans woman, is the founder of the Johana Maturana Foundation, an organization that promotes LGBTI people’s rights in the Chocó Department of Colombia. She stresses the need for financial resources to reach local communities and that communities must shape humanitarian action.

Ensuring public services for Venezuelan migrant women

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In Colombian cities straddling the Venezuelan border, women hawking coffee or sweets at traffic lights while their children line the sidewalks are a common sight. Many of them have migrated from Venezuela, the scene of the largest exodus in Latin America’s recent history. More than 4 million Venezuelans[ 1 ] have fled the country’s dire economic conditions, insecurity, lack of food, medicine and essential services.[ 2 ] “When I work, there are people who are [aggressive]...

From where I stand: “There are things for which life doesn’t prepare you”

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rosarged López González, 31, was a natural sciences teacher in her homeland, Venezuela. With her husband and 8-year-old daughter, she decided to leave the country due to the social and economic situation, migrating to the city of Cartagena, Colombia, in March of 2018.

Galvanizing efforts towards the 2030 Agenda and fostering partnerships, UN Women unveils new Media Compact

Thursday, March 24, 2016

More than 35 leading media outlets commit to increase women’s representation in the newsroom and in news content.

Member Associations Prepare for Historic Women’s Football Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

With the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Football Day set to take place on May 23, CONCACAF Member Associations (MAs) are committing their resources to organizing innovative and impactful activities for girls and women around the region.

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