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Women: For a life without violence

“Women: For a life without violence” (April 2006) A special report featuring news and analysis on this grave, and often overlooked, human rights violation.

 
This report focuses on:
 
  • Prevalence of violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Causes of violence against women
  • Increase in femicides
  • Abuses suffered by female factory workers in Central America
  • Gender violence in times of armed conflict
  • Girls trapped into the sex trade
  • Weak laws and impunity for these violations
We hope that this report draws attention to these crimes and contributes to a greater understanding of the trend, promoting action to put it to an end.
 
The complete or partial reproduction of these articles is permitted as long as we are credited and sent a copy.
 
Below you will find each of the individual articles from the report, or click on one of the following icons to download a copy of the report in either Microsoft Word or in pdf format.
   
Articles
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEAN
Women at risk
Latinamerica Press
Region’s deeply-rooted patriarchal values and passive governments impede the eradication of gender-based violence.
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GUATEMALA / MEXICO
Feminicides on the rise
Miriam Ruiz
Governments of both countries demonstrate their incapacity and lack of interest in preventing female genocide.
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Maquila workers tolerate abuse
María Lourdes Arce
Young female workers keep their mouths shut when subjected to physical and verbal abuse on the job.
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CUBA
A well-known secret
Lucila Horta
Grassroots efforts are underway to dispel the myth that domestic violence is a private matter.
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COLOMBIA / PERU
War crimes
Julissa Mantilla Falcón
Violence against women in armed conflicts remains a mere sidebar.
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ECUADOR
Nowhere to run
Luis Ángel Saavedra*
Young Colombian refugees fall victim to sexual exploitation across the border.
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MEXICO
Girls in the shadow of Cancun’s dark side
Susana Seijas
With words and activism, Lydia Cacho unmasks the child sex trade lurking beneath resort town’s luxurious façade.
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LATIN AMERICA
Gender-based violence and AIDS
Cecilia Remón
Female victims of domestic violence are increasingly susceptible prone to contracting HIV.
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BRAZIL
Abused women lack government support
José Pedro Martins
The rejection of violence against women is significant, but only a small step to changing cultural norms.
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COSTA RICA
New law may put limits on aggressors’ impunity
María Flórez-Estrada
Women subjected to violence still face long road before reaching justice.
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CHILE
Domestic violence continues despite legal reforms
Maxine Lowy
Legal establishment fails to prevent and prosecute domestic violence cases.
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Interviews
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEAN
“We women need to recover our sexuality”
Elsa Chanduví Jaña
Interview with María Ysabel Cedano, coordinator of CLADEM-Peru
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Statistics
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEAN
Women of child-rearing age (15
Women of child-rearing age (15
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LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEAN
Births in health institutions
Births in health institutions
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LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEAN
Women’s average salary v
Women’s average salary v
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