South America

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    Top trio for human rights
    A signal for equality: since the start of 2024, all three regional human rights courts have been led by women.
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    ‘Inspiring women’
    The three women presidents of the human rights courts in Africa, Europe and the Americas in an akzente interview.
  • Interamerikanischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte
    A driving force behind ‘green’ case law
    We visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Institute in San José, where human rights, nature and the environment are viewed in a new light.
  • Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot
    ‘Keeping future generations in mind’
    An interview with Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, Vice President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights – on climate change, human rights, nature and a common understanding across continents.
  • Vier Männer auf dem Fahrrad nehmen ein Selfie auf.
    Ibagué turns to pedal power
    Away from the major metropolitan areas of Latin America, one city in Colombia is leading the way to social and climate-friendly mobility with a free public bicycle share scheme that illustrates how the city is on the right track to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities.
  • María Fernanda Ávila
    ‘If I start a business, it must support women’
    Three questions for entrepreneur María Fernanda Ávila about her company and her motivation to do something to counter violence against women in Ecuador
  • Instagram posts from the rainforest
    Portrait of Helena Gualinga, the Ecuadorian activist who campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of their habitats.
  • Moving forward
    GIZ is supporting Bolivia in achieving lasting improvements to its water security. A visit to the Río Azero valley.
  • ‘They were a target for all the armed groups’
    Social scientist Mery Rodríguez on the role of people with diverse gender identities or sexual orientations in Colombia’s peace process