Introducing our latest publication! To mark the fourth anniversary of the trial and conviction of former Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide, we are proud to announce the release of our latest publication, ‘The Truth Spoken Aloud’, featuring extracts of this historical judgment. This is our way of paying homage to the brave Ixil Maya women who broke the silence, spoke the truth, and with their testimony at trial, told the world about the crimes committed against them, including crimes of sexual violence.
In decision T-388/09 the Colombian Constitutional Court ruled what constitutes a legitimate conscientious objection, as well as who can claim it, how, and when.
In this publication, the rules for conscientious objection set by the Colombian ruling are analyzed from a range of perspectives, including women and men who exercise different professions and play different roles in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health and who live and work in different parts of the world where conscientious objection to abortion is currently a hotly debated issue, or will be in the near future (Latin America, Europe, Africa and the United States).
Since 2005 Women’s Link Worldwide has been investigating and documenting the situation of Nigerian women in both Morocco and Spain at their migration route. Women’s Link has focused especially on human rights violations they are subjected to, including trafficking and the procedures of deportation from detention centres for migrants in Spain (Centros de Internamiento de Extranjeros (CIE)). The Report, taking into account the social, political, economical and cultural context of Nigeria, examines the causes and motivations why so many Nigerian women and girls decide to leave home country and undertake journeys that often turns out a trafficking. The Report seeks to provide with essential knowledge on the issue in order to properly identify women and girls victims or potential victims of trafficking and subsequently help them in an adequate way that their fundamental rights were protected.
Women’s Link Worldwide’s report “Trafficking and exploitation in Colombia: can't see it, can't talk about it” investigates the reality of Colombia as a country, not merely of transit and destination, but of origin of woman and girl human trafficking victims. As the investigations conducted for previous reports revealed that the vast majority of female victims of trafficking were captured in Latin America, Women’s Link Worldwide decided to begin documenting the situation of feale victms of human trafficking in Colombia. The main goal of the report is to give voice to the woman and girl victims of human trafficking in Colombia, to denounce through their stories the violations of human rights to which they are subjected and to support the work of the organisations in the country that work on this subject.
This publication documents the systematic violation of women trafficking victims’ right to be mothers and have a family, a right so cherished in our societies that we take for granted that everyone will have access to it. The investigation further shows the discrimination faced by these women for their status as trafficking victims as well as stereotypes around what it means to be a “good mother,” in four European countries: Spain, France, Germany and Denmark.