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Gender equality varies wildly in Latin America

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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   Comments: 2
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

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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   Comments: 6
Women rank high in Rwanda’s government

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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   Comments: 4
Uruguayan president vetoes abortion bill

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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   Comments: 0
Scandinavian countries close the gender gap

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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   Comments: 1
Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle

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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   Comments: 7

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