‘War on Drugs’ leaves Latin American women lives in ruin

‘War on Drugs’ leaves Latin American women lives in ruin

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Cartegena, COLOMBIA: “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs’ and organized crime, which includes government corruption in some countries have specific consequences for women in Latin America”, said the Chilean lawyer Patsili Toledo, member of ‘Antígona’ a research group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and […]

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Argentina brings cruel statistics to the practice of femicide

Vanessa Rivera de La Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: Across the world one femicide occurs every 30 hours. For “La Casa del Encuentro,” a woman’s advocacy association located in the capital city of Buenos Aires, the term femicide is more than just a political concept. It is also considered one of the most […]

ARGENTINA: Women get legal rights to abortion due to rape

ARGENTINA: Women get legal rights to abortion due to rape

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA: A few days ago, the Supreme Court of Argentina, in a decision in favor of the basic sense of justice, said in a statement that certain cases of abortion, those involving rape, won’t be punishable anymore: this means that neither the woman who […]

Argentina’s poorest girls and youth need the most education

Argentina’s poorest girls and youth need the most education

Vanessa Rivera de La Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION Buenos Aires, Argentina: Early motherhood, especially among lower incomes groups, prevents equity in social development, according to the study led for the Institute for Social Development in Argentina (IDESA). Around 10 percent of women who are between the age of 15 and 24 years-old – that […]

Argentina’s women step into greater leadership with new surge

Argentina’s women step into greater leadership with new surge

Vanessa de la Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION Buenos Aires, Argentina: One hundred years ago Argentinian feminist pioneer Julieta Lanteri took the word “Boldness” to the maximum allowed for a woman at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1911 the city of Buenos Aires asked everyone in all neighborhoods to sign the electoral […]