If the court rules in Cattrachas' favor, this will be the first time Honduras is held responsible for trans femicide. The group hopes it will set a precedent for similar cases across Latin America.
The idea of women striking has existed for years in different parts of the world, but this year in Mexico, it’s taken on a new life with the horrific, back-to-back murders of a young woman and a 7-year-old girl.
On Monday night, Colombia’s Constitutional Court voted to uphold a previous ruling that allows the procedure when a woman’s life is at risk, the fetus is malformed or the pregnancy is a result of rape.
The US-based 40 days for Life organization has ramped up activities in Colombia ahead of the constitutional court's ruling on granting women full access to abortion until the fourth month of pregnancy.
Women in cities across Mexico have been protesting almost daily in response to two horrific murders this month. Estefanía Vela Barba, an attorney who directs Intersecta, a Mexico City-based NGO working to end gender discrimination, spoke to our host Marco Werman.
When Alyona Savranenko turned 12, hip-hop found her in a small rural village. Now Savranenko, a former kindergarten teacher, is one of the top artists in Ukraine.
Haitian American flutist, composer and vocalist Nathalie Joachim pays tribute to female artists in her new album, "Fanm d'Ayiti," or "Women of Haiti." Joachim tells The World about the women who inspired the songs and the album that's been nominated for a Grammy.
Eliza Reid, the first lady of Iceland, is challenging traditional ideas and assumptions about the role.
Women over 65 in France make up about a quarter of all victims of femicide, but they are largely left out of the conversation, or their deaths are being misclassified.
On Saturdays 24 years ago, Kurdish women would gather in Istanbul's Galatasaray Square, a popular pedestrian shopping area, to demand the whereabouts of their sons, fathers and husbands. Today, they continue to meet, and while many of the founding mothers are growing frail, their daughters are taking the reins. Some men have joined the movement as well.