Indigenous Women in Latin America must Take Action!

May 2013 – Indigenous peoples in Latin America have undergone an unprecedented mobilization in the past 20 years, but political participation, particularly among women, is still low, the United Nations said in a new report released today. Intercultural Citizenship – Contributions from the political participation of indigenous peoples in Latin America, released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), cites several factors that have helped boost the political participation of indigenous peoples … [Read more...]

Latin and Caribbean Women chart New Global Development Agenda

Latin American and Caribbean Women chart their priorities for the New Global Development Agenda “A seed, a new era that will chart new pathways for women,” said Ana Laynes, indigenous leader and Mayor of Nebaj, Huehuetenango, a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala, as she performed a Mayan ritual to open the Post-2015 Consultation with Indigenous Women in Guatemala, on 8 April. Initiation of a Mayan ceremony, led by Ana Laynes, indigenous leader and Mayor of Nebaj, … [Read more...]

“Leadership Course for Entrepreneurship”, Nueva Segovia

Members of the Nueva Segovia cooperative take part in the “Leadership Course for Entrepreneurship” to strengthen gender equality in the agricultural producers’ organizations supported by the Purchase for Progress (P4P) project. NUEVA SEGOVIA. –34 year-old Johana Martínez begins her final work for the “Leadership Course for Entrepreneurship” with a presentation called “A Personal Story”. The auditorium listens attentively, including those who will grade the work of the students prior to … [Read more...]

El Salvador: Innovative Education Strategy

WFP implemented the first “Integral Course on Health, Nourishment and Nutrition with Emphasis on Gender: Management and Storage of Food and their Application in Emergencies” with the aim of educating men and women in a series of key issues related to health, nourishment and nutrition that may have a positive impact in the assistance provided to vulnerable groups. This program was developed within the framework of the WFP Gender Innovation Fund. (Copyright: WFP/Deniess Chávez) SAN SALVADOR … [Read more...]

Honduras: Women Run a Nursery, Learn About Climate Change

Doña Esperanza waters some of the 28 species of plantlets grown in El Pacifico Nursery. (Copyright: WFP/Hetze Tosta) Single Honduran mothers receive assistance from the Honduran authorities and the WFP to maintain this nursery that they have as a result to generate the economic resources to maintain their families and protect the environment. “We are pleased with this project because it will improve the lives of our families and communities,” says Neptali Amador, Marcovia City Council … [Read more...]

UN Women presents the ‘Safe Cities programme’ in Costa Rica

  Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women in San José, Costa Rica   11 September 2012     President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, Friends, First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to you all for being here today in order to attend this presentation I am giving not only to the city of San José but to the whole of Costa Rica, with my presentation relating to the “Safe cities for all women and men” … [Read more...]

WORLD PULSE LIVE 2012 – Meet the Correspondents

September 20 – October 9, 2012   JOIN US in welcoming World Pulse’s award-winning citizen journalists as they inspire audiences across the nation. This fall, three amazing women representing the energy and power of the World Pulse community will come to the US for the first time to lift their voices. These grassroots leaders will reveal how they are using the power of new media and technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of today’s most pressing … [Read more...]

Celebrate Ramadan, send an e-Card

Ramadan eCards Peace Iftar Ramadan Moon All Care2 Ramadan eCards » Birthday Cards Mariachi New Gnomes Garage Band Rockin' Birthday Box Sequence Cakeapult Candles View all Care2 Birthday Cards » Help keep Care2 eCards FREE by supporting great causes! Our Government Isn't Just for the Super Wealthy! A Romney donor who attended a fundraiser by the Koch brothers recently said, "I just … [Read more...]

Guatemala, Mayan language used to promote gender equality

Mam is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala and Mexico by about 500,000 people. The Guatemala Ministry of Education and WFP have been trained in this language to more than 300 teachers of bilingual schools in the use of textbooks in Mam among students to promote gender equality, food security and nutrition, and other topics. Radio host Rosario Sul González gets set for a show on Radio Ixchel, a pirate radio station in Guatemala that provides content for local indigenous Mayan residents. … [Read more...]

Nicaragua – Women who managed to produce their own food

Women who managed to produce their own food On her first visit to Nicaragua, WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met a group of women who managed to produce their own food, generate income and even open bank accounts for the first time in their lives. Cousin asked the women about their husbands’ feelings in regards to the women’s roles in a male-led community. MANAGUA. The Russian-built Mi 171 helicopter landed softly in a field of the Apantillo community, some 200 kilometers … [Read more...]

What will the next generation say you did to end HIV in Women & Children?

The GLOBAL PLAN   We are at a turning point for delivering on the promise to end child and maternal mortality and improve health – marked by bold new commitments. This strategic framework supports one such commitment, the 'Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive'. It offers guidance for preventing HIV infections and unintended pregnancies – both essential strategies for improving maternal and child health, and … [Read more...]

Celebrate Independence Day in Central America – September 15th!

INDEPENDENCE DAY ~ Central America September 15th The year was 1821 when, after two previous attempts, independence was declared from the Kingdom of Spain. Due to the instability of the Spanish monarchy, the attainment of independence for Central America was relatively peaceful. Unlike other countries in the Americas, which fought fierce battles to become independent states, Central America was the exception. This is a great time to recognize the … [Read more...]

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