In focus: Analía Monferrer, Legal Secretary to the Supreme Court of Argentina

AOAV: Could you tell us about the work of the Office of Domestic Violence and how you collect information? Analía Monferrer: The Office of Domestic Violence is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is directly related to the Supreme Court. It offers interdisciplinary attention to the people who have experienced, […]

In focus: Gustavo Vera, President of La Alameda, Argentina

Gustavo Vera is the President of the La Alameda, a non-governmental organisation based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AOAV: Could you tell us about what La Alameda is and what work you do? Gustavo Vera: La Alameda is an anti-mafia organisation that fights human trafficking, slave labour, child exploitation, pimping and drug trafficking. We define mafia […]

In focus: Diego Gorgal, Vice-President of the Deliberation Board of Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires

Diego Gorgal is an Argentinian lawyer, councillor in the municipal government. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Deliberation Board of Almirante Brown, a partido of the Buenos Aires province. AOAV: Can you tell us a little bit about Almirante Brown? What problems did – or does – the neighbourhood have? Diego Gorgal: This neighbourhood emerged […]

Argentina’s successful gun reduction law wins prestigious international disarmament award

The outstanding success of Argentina’s National Programme for the Voluntary Surrender of Firearms was today recognised with a Silver Future Policy Award by the World Future Council. The World Future Council cites the Asociación Para Politicas Publicas (APP), a long term partner of AOAV in Argentina and member of SEHLAC, as the key civil society organisation that […]

In focus: Maria Pia Devoto, Director of the Public Policy Association in Argentina

AOAV has caught up with Maria Pia Devoto, Director of the Public Policy Association, and asked her about her organisation’s work to promote the implementation of effective public policies in Argentina. AOAV: What does APP do? MPD: We started APP in 2002 after the economic, social, institutional political crisis that we had in Argentina. The idea […]

Teresa Bo

Teresa Bo is a Latin America correspondent for Al Jazeera English. A native Argentinian, she investigates the underside of Argentinian politics and has reported on political corruption and ballot stuffing. She has also carried out major investigations into the ‘war on drugs’ from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. Before joining Al Jazeera, Bo was based in […]

Karen Marón

Karen Marón is an Argentine freelance war correspondent who specializes in armed conflict and international politics in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Marón gained international recognition for her work during the military occupation of Iraq, where she reported on the torture being inflicted at Abu Ghraib, and interviewed various resistance groups. She was […]

An Eye on Violence: who is keeping a watch on armed violence

There are powerful arguments supporting the monitoring of violence around the world. The current situation in Syria is kept on the front pages in part because journalists are able to report on the terrible numbers impacted by the ongoing civil war. In the Balkans, post-conflict resolution was often only possible because of comprehensive attempts to […]

States’ capacities to address armed violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report looks at national capacities to address the issue of armed violence of 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, the report documents states’ efforts to: – Measure, monitor and analyse the phenomenon of armed violence – Develop and implement legal instruments and programmes to address victims’ rights – Develop and […]