Link Group CLADEM Guatemala demands the ending of violence and femicides

Thursday 24 January 2013

Link Group Cladem Guatemala facing the 560 cases of femicides that have taken place in Guatemala during 2012, according to the registry of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences –INACIF according to its acronym in Spanish-, added to the cases of women dead for suicide during 2012 in the departments of (1), Quetzaltenango, Jutiapa e Izabal, women ranging from 15 to 39 year of age took their lives due to some interfamily violence situations, alcoholism, drug addiction or simply for being the object of violence we express the following:

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Claiming the City, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development at Uppsala Universit, Uppsala (Sweden), 16-17 April 2013

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Half of the world’s population lives in cities, and a growing proportion – today one billion – lives in “slums” and informal settlements. Many of the urban poor engage in collective strategies to secure their housing, earn a living, and defend their interests. Their claims on the city often conflict with the demands of other urban groups over access to resources, space, and power.

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I am marching with the peoples, Civil Society Organizations, Santiago de Chile (Chile), 25 January 2013

Wednesday 23 January 2013

At the opening of the People’s Summit 2013 we, the participants, express: “I’m marching with the peoples”.

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CLADEM: Communiqué resulting from an increase in violence against women in Bolivia

Wednesday 23 January 2013

The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of the Rights of Women (CLADEM –BOLIVIA) concerned by the increase in the violence against women in the country such as rapes, assassinations, physical aggressions and other wishes to express the following:

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Small agricultural workers from the region will meet in Bolivia, La Paz (Bolivia), from 23 to 25 January 2013

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Representatives of small producers from Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Bolivia will meet starting today in this capital city to plan the activities for the International Year of Family Agriculture, (AIAF 2014).

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Terrorism in Ecuador?

Friday 18 January 2013

During the last months the national public opinion has been giving a large coverage to the case of ten youth facing charges of terrorism. This is not the first case; although it is to expect this to be the last one in which this criminal charge is used in Ecuador, against members of the political opposition, social leaders and defenders of human rights and of the nature. This article will assess the criminal type of terrorism as a pragmatic example of the use of the terror discourse and in concrete of its use against persons identified as the enemy by those holding the reins of power, to try to explain the daily use of that discourse and how this discourse undermines human rights and limits the reaction, analysis and political participation reaction.

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Ecuador: Urgent Action facing the events related to the case “The Ten from Luluncoto”

Wednesday 16 January 2013

On behalf of the Latin America and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of the Rights of Women (CLADEM) female articulation of persons and organizations devoted to the promotion and defense of the human rights of women along fourteen countries in the region,[1] we are expressing our concern over the events related to the case known as “The Ten of Luluncoto”.

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CIDOB ratifies the expulsion of Jaime Gonzales Humpire

Wednesday 16 January 2013

The National Direction of CIDOB-ORGANICA by means of the attached resolution, are informing public and private institutions, the civil society, cooperation agencies, that Jaime Gonzales Humpire, cannot represent, under no pretext or in any form, the indigenous population of the Oriente, Chaco and Amazonia in Bolivia, or at any department, national and/or international levels as a result of the damaging nature of his actions which are contrary to the indigenous peoples, from the Oriente, Chaco and Amazonia, as it was demonstrated with his actions at COP 18 held in DOHA-QATAR, as a member of the official delegation representing the government at that time.

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Women and the Right to Adequate Housing

Monday 14 January 2013

This publication provides an overview of the meaning, intent and implications of the human right to adequate housing, and illustrates de jure and de facto obstacles to women worldwide enjoying this right effectively. Mayra Gomez, Co-Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provided input into the publication, and hopes that it is used as a tool by women’s rights advocates worldwide.

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Locating Right to the City in the Global South

Monday 14 January 2013

Despite the fact that virtually all urban growth is occurring, and will continue to occur, in the cities of the Global South, the conceptual tools used to study cities are distilled disproportionately from research on the highly developed cities of the Global North. With urban inequality widely recognized as central to many of the most pressing challenges facing the world, there is a need for a deeper understanding of cities of the South on their own terms.

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