14 December 2017
ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeledón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her mother, and endured years of his verbal abuse. “One time, during the Holy Week, my... Read more
21 October 2014
The women of Amak: Justice for rural survivors of gender-based violence
BOSAWAS, Nicaragua – “He used to beat me every time he came home drunk,” said Elena Talavera, describing her husband, in the remote indigenous community of Amak, in Nicaragua. Amak is nestled in the heart of Alto... Read more
4 December 2010
NEW YORK — While mortality from cervical cancer has been curbed among women in developed countries, it remains a major killer of women in the developing world. Every two minutes or so a woman dies from this disease,... Read more
25 July 2002
Wendy Medina Sanchez was a pretty girl once. No longer. Now she looks as haggard and worn out as her unwashed second-hand clothes. Her long black hair is dull and lifeless and crawling with lice. She walks as if half... Read more
2 June 2009
UNITED NATIONS — Each year the United Nations Population Award recognizes the work of an individual and an institution for outstanding contributions to population concerns and their solutions. Yesterday United Nations... Read more

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