Health and Society

Possible Change to Abortion Laws in Argentina

March 20, 2018

As a majority Catholic country, abortion in Argentina has always been a sensitive topic. Illegal except for in a few cases, the Human Rights Watch estimates that nearly 500,000 abortions occur in Argentina annually, constituting about 40 percent of all pregnancies. It is also the leading cause of maternal mortality in the country (Human Rights Watch, 2018).

EL ROL DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA TECNOLÓGICA EN RELACIÓN CON LA BRECHA DIGITAL Y LA ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL EN 100 INSTITUCIONES EDUCATIVAS DE COLOMBIA

March 19, 2018

La brecha digital es una problemática latente en América Latina, pese a las estrategias propuestas para contribuir a su reducción y que se enmarcan frecuentemente en políticas públicas tendientes a aumentar la infraestructura tecnológica y fortalecer la alfabetización digital. En el ámbito escolar, los procesos de alfabetización pueden tener un efecto sobre el desempeño académico de los estudiantes que puede medirse a través de pruebas estandarizadas.

Liderazgo escolar y conflictos socioeducativos. Un estudio exploratorio en liceos públicos chilenos.

March 12, 2018

La investigación busca estudiar los procesos de conflictividad educativa, dando cuenta de las estrategias y marcos de acción implementados por los directivos escolares en establecimientos públicos de educación media en Chile. Para ello, se realiza un estudio de caso en ocho liceos municipales, utilizando diversas herramientas cualitativas. Se obtienen tres principales resultados.

Life for Women in Colombian society after Guerrilla Warfare

March 1, 2018

For over 50 years, Colombia has been riddled with violence and corruption. To combat this corruption and a lack of representation, idealists form guerrilla groups fight for their beliefs and morals. The reasons for creating guerrilla groups vary, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), for example, were founded on socialist ideals.

What is 'feminicidio'? And why is it such a problem in Latin America?

February 14, 2018

Out of the 25 countries in the world with the highest rates of violence against women in the world, 14 of them are in Latin America and the Caribbean (UN Women). Of the top 10 countries considered to be the most dangerous for females, 7 are in Latin America (UN Women). These disturbing statistics have led people to question what exactly it is about Latin America that makes it so prone to this form of violence—and what, if anything, can be done to change this pattern.

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