Colombia, a society tired of war

Escrito por  |  13 / January / 2014

The peace agreements are being boycotted by the far right though the FARC and the Santos government are moving towards the end of the conflict. But the main push for peace comes from the changes that come about in a society tired of war.

Paraguay: Women at the center of resistance

Escrito por  |  30 / December / 2013

At some point, they will have to find a name for this new culture that is beginning to open up in places where individualism and machismo are under control. For now it is enough to recognize that there are some non-institutional movements with strong ties to base communities and a fairly horizontal organizational structure, that are renewing the political culture, with women in the lead.

No Golden Pond for NAFTA Generation Retirees

Escrito por  |  19 / December / 2013

Twenty years after the promoters of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) heralded a new age of prosperity, tens of millions of people in the member nations of the trinational trade and investment pact look forward to an impoverished retirement.

Honduras Elections a Setback for Women’s Rights

Escrito por  |  10 / December / 2013

Our International Observatory of Women’s Human Rights and Resistance formed with the premise that women’s human rights cannot be supported in a non-democratic society and democracy cannot develop in a climate of human rights violations, such as Honduras’. We found that neither democracy nor human rights fared well in the Honduras elections.

Hyperglobalization Still on Course

Escrito por  |  10 / December / 2013
World commerce between 1980 and 2012 (measured in millions of USD: WTO data

Has globalization stalled or are we seeing “hyperglobalization”? The question is important since the choice of proposals or actions differs depending on whether globalization is retreating, stalled or moving ahead.

Study Finds Link Between Land Grabs and Sexual Violence Against Q´eqchís Women

Escrito por  |  6 / November / 2013

The Historical Clarification Commission revealed that among the serious and massive human rights violations committed against the civil population, rape was a systematic practice carried out by the state as part of the counterinsurgent strategy. These women are telling their stories.

End the War on Drugs in Mexico and Central America

Escrito por  |  4 / November / 2013

Sign the petition to end U.S. support and funding to the drug war in Mexico and the United States: “Instead of continuing to waste billions of taxpayer dollars through the Merida Initiative and the Central American Regional Security Initiative, we urge you to join citizens and governments of the region in the search for more just, effective and humane alternatives to the drug war at home and abroad.”