Considering survey results from only women, the number grows to 78 percent, while among men it is 71 percent. When applying a filter by race and color, the numbers found are similar.
Reinstatement of policy by Donald Trump could have ‘chilling impact’ in region that already has high rates of teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality
The project seems to be working. At the start, 75% of male participants said men’s responsibilities included childcare, by the end, 100% agreed.
Rape victims in El Salvador may be allowed to have abortions under proposals put forward by the governing party.
Protest follows complaints by women’s groups of lenient sentences given to perpetrators in recent cases
While no recent national statistics on sterilizations are available, doctors and health workers say demand for the procedure is growing. Now all the slots are scooped up and some 500 women are on the waiting list
The Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, has announced a national plan to fight violence against women.
Hundreds of women have turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.
Rights groups condemn opposition proposal to put sentences for abortion on a par with penalty for aggravated murder with extreme cruelty. the newly aproved abortion law change could leave women facing 50 years in jail
“We can’t tolerate abuse against women,” said Rio de Paz, the NGO that organized the protest.
Unfortunately, levels of violence against women have increased as they are more empowered.
The separate subway cars are meant to prevent women from being harassed or assaulted in the often crowded, co-ed subway trains.
Despite local superstition that female presence brings bad luck, women eke out a living inside dangerous Bolivian mines.
A United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report highlights the importance of engaging boys and young men in gender equality movements and reproductive health and rights. Their engagement can help achieve full equality for women in the future and positively impact their lives.
The gender pay gap in Latin America has narrowed more slowly for well-educated women than for others, and the slow pace of change hampers development and progress toward gender equality
The day celebrated the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women around the world.
Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay or the personal and religious views of a health worker.
Young Bolivian mothers who work different jobs outdoors during the day have found an alternative in a pastry-making project promoted by the Hormigon Armado Foundation.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a law that imposes tougher sentences on the perpetrators of acid attacks.
Women suffered the most from Colombia's five-decade war. Yet it also forced them to find a new political voice. They have gone from viewing themselves as victims to affirming their rights as citizens.
Over a hundred indigenous women took part in the city of El Alto’s annual “Cholita” bike race. Held as part of October 11 events, celebrating indigenous women across Bolivia.
Latin American women are making great strides. The culture is not keeping up
In neither Latin America or the Middle East does the law adequately protect women against sexual violence.
It started with a single tweet. “They’re killing us.” A cry of deep despair from a female journalist that needed no explanation for women in Argentina: Within weeks, hundreds of thousands marched in cities across the nation with a single purpose — to demand an end to the killing.
Many Latin American men are known for their, let's say, less than discreet ways of showing their interest in women. Yet this, what some might describe as harmless male bravado, masks a much more serious and deadly truth: millions of women across the region continue to suffer from exploitation and male-inflicted violence on a daily basis.
Thousands of people rallied in cities across Argentina on Wednesday to demand more robust action to prevent violence against women after a spate of murders.
Lawmakers in Colombia passed a bill on Tuesday imposing tough sentences for hate crimes against women.
Events were held around the world on Sunday to celebrate International Women’s Day.
El Salvador now has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in Latin America — and the negative consequences of the total criminalization of abortion are too obvious to ignore.