Gender equality varies wildly in Latin America
A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores how different electoral systems have resulted in varying levels of power for Latin American women.
Posted: February 11, 2009 07:28
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, war has raged for more than a decade. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 women and children have been raped in that time, some victims as young as three years old.
Posted: December 16, 2008 19:08
Women rank high in Rwanda’s government
Rwanda's parliament is 56 percent female -- the first in the world in which women hold a majority (45 out of 80) of seats.
Posted: December 8, 2008 10:57
Uruguayan president vetoes abortion bill
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the Uruguayan president's decision to veto a bill that would have legalized abortion in the largely secular country.
Posted: November 18, 2008 14:55
Scandinavian countries close the gender gap
A recent report on the worldwide gender gap measures economic participation and opportunity, educational access, political empowerment and health/longevity.
Posted: November 13, 2008 07:58
Blogwatch / Video
Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle
John Prendergast of the ENOUGH project discusses the use of rape as a weapon in eastern Congo as well as prospects for the UN in the region.
Posted: November 7, 2008 16:22