Activists Prostest in Favor of the Decriminalization of Abortion in Bolivia
In-Depth: A Look At Latin America's Harsh Anti-Abortion Laws
By Franziska Castillo | 10/14/2013 - 11:30

This is a story I didn’t want to tell. A story that stabs at the back of my heart, where I like to keep hurts hidden. But it’s not only my story. And so, for all the other women who don’t have a chance to tell this, I have to be the one.


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Eva Longoria speaks to Senate
10 Latina Celebrities Who Stand Up for Women’s Rights
By Sugey Palomares | 06/13/2013 - 12:59

Viva la mujer! Latina celebrities love standing up for women's rights and dedicating their time to giving back. Here are 10 stars who have proven to have big hearts for the cause. How do you give back to your community?


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10 Latina Celebrities Who Stand Up for Women’s Rights
By Sugey Palomares | 05/09/2013 - 15:57

Viva la mujer! Latina celebrities love standing up for women's rights and dedicating their time to giving back. Here are 10 stars who have proven to have big hearts for the cause. How do you give back to your community?


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Women's suffrage protest
COMMENTARY: This Girl's On Fiiireee!
By Dolores Prida | 11/06/2012 - 11:06

I haven't called myself a "girl" in a long time, but I'm so fired up about today's presidential election that I can't help singing along with Alicia Keys.

Most of all, I can't stop thinking about the girls on fire of a century ago--the suffragists, those women with plenty of ovarios who marched, got beaten, harassed, thrown in jail for daring to demand that women be allowed to vote.

Imagine, women on hunger strikes for wanting to do what we now take for granted and many don't do at all.


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Women from Mexico Begin Hunger Strike at White House
Mexican American Women Begin Hunger Strike at White House
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2010 - 16:00

A group of ten Mexican American women have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House to protest the poverty and violence that has plagued the U.S./Mexico border for years.

Their goal is to increase federal funding for border towns. Cindy Arnolds, the organizer of the hunger strike, told Notimex, "We want to draw public and political attention to the need to invest in the development of communities along the border. There is too much poverty, unemployment and violence."


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Nicaragua Total Abortion Ban Challenged by Cancer Patient
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/24/2010 - 09:00

Nicaragua’s total abortion ban is being challenged by a cancer patient who wants to terminate her pregnancy so that she can receive treatment. Doctors at the state hospital in Leon (55 miles west of Managua) have refused to give her medical care because it would harm the 10-week-old fetus. The local paper La Prensa then published the patient’s sister’s request bringing the case to the public’s attention.


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Video: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Forces Woman to Give Birth While Shackled
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2009 - 15:17

The news team for Telemundo 52 recently reported on Alma Minerva Chacon, a women who was terrorized by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Unfortunately, she is just the latest in a long line of Latinos who have suffered at the hands of the ruthless Sheriff whose personal goal is to rid Arizona of all "illegals" and just maybe, all Latinos. Arpaio has repeatedly stated that he is breaking no laws and just enforcing the constitution by arresting more than 600 Latinos a year.


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Mexico Launches Pink Taxi Service for Women
By Mariela Rosario | 10/21/2009 - 13:00

In an effort to curb sexual harassment of women by cab drivers, officials in the Mexican city of Puebla have launched Pink Taxi de Puebla, a taxi service provided by women, for women. The new taxis are painted pink and boast beauty kits in every vehicle.


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VIDEO: Nicole Richie Raises Awareness for the Women of Congo
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2009 - 13:55

Nicole Richie sat down with experts John Prendergast of the Enough Project and Kimberly Pinkson of the Eco Mom Alliance to talk about the gruesome situation that has, unfortunately for the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo, become a daily reality. In Congo, rape has become the weapon of choice in a war that has been ravaging the area for years. From baby girls to grandmothers, no one is safe. 


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