Friday, April 25, 2014

Important presence of LGBTI community
Carmen Herrera

Organizations promoting the diversity of sexual identities forge a political space in a chauvinist, patriarchal, and highly religious society.

Although Nicaragua is the only country in Latin America with an Ombudswoman´s Office for the Defense of Sexual Diversity Rights, LGBTI organizations leaders say the legal framework is not translating to respect for gender identity in the streets or public agencies, where stigmas and discrimination against that community prevail.see more
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Gabriela Read
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Latinamerica Press
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Latinamerica Press
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Latinamerica Press
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Louisa Reynolds
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Orsetta Bellani
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Latinamerica Press
State action is nearly nonexistent in front of the increase in murders of women. . see more
EL SALVADORFor a violence-free life
Latinamerica Press
Women organizations demand tangible actions from government to eradicate gender violence.. see more
COLOMBIAUnreliable Congress
Susan Abad
26 percent of elected legislators have ties to paramilitaries.. see more
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEANA Global Atlas of Environmental Justice
Latinamerica Press
Interactive map gives visual context to social and environmental conflicts. see more

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