Americas

IWDN Member Beth Davis Interviews Guatemalan Women’s Rights Activist on Women’s Empowerment

International Women’s Democracy Network member Beth Davis interviews Guatemalan women’s rights activist Mildre Yaxon, of Oxlajuj B’atz’, or Thirteen Threads, on challenges and opportunities to women’s empowerment in Guatemala. Guatemala is currently ranked the most violent country against women in Latin America and has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. In […]

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National Action Party of Mexico Selects First Woman Presidential Candidate (BBC News)

The BBC reports: Mexico’s governing conservative party has for the first time selected a woman candidate to run in the country’s presidential election. Former education minister Josefina Vazquez Mota beat Ernesto Cordero, the preferred candidate of Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Read article here.

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Oxlajuj B’atz in Guatemala Calls for Photo Submissions

Oxlajuj B’atz’ is an organization in Panajachel, Guatemala that works with Mayan women in 20 communities throughout the country by providing capacity building workshops in the areas of democracy, business development, and health and well-being. For International Women’s Day, we are organizing two days of events — one day will be our General Assembly, where […]

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Women, War, & Peace (The American Prospect)

The American Prospect reports: By E.J.Graff …the international policy community knows that, on average, women tend to invest in their families while men spend their money on themselves. And that if women are involved in peacemaking and national rebuilding, that peace is more stable than if it were all organized by men. Read the full […]

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Clinton Ends Historic Bid to be America’s First Female President

“If we can blast 50 women into space, we will someday launch a woman into the White House”, asserted United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who officially suspended her historic bid for the White House on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Below are some memorable women’s rights sections from her concession speech.

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Leadership Institute in Central America

The FIRST Central America Regional Training of Trainers Institute for Women’s Leadership was convened in Managua, Nicaragua from January 28th-February 1st. The Institute brought together twenty-four participants from seven countries in the region.

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