2010 Women's Rights Prize

Laureate Profile

CLADEM (Comité de América Latina y El Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer) is a regional organization in Latin America and the Caribbean that promotes, monitors and defends women’s rights as human rights, and contributes to the construction of real democracies in which women can fully exercise their human rights and participate at all levels of society with freedom from violence. Founded in 1987 and now comprising about 200 individual and organizational associates in 14 countries, CLADEM advocates and monitors compliance with international agreements designed to safeguard women’s rights, proposes legislative reforms, undertakes research and training, and organizes group action where needed. Its work is driven by a commitment to peace and democracy as the keys to women reaching full equality with men and receiving full recognition of their citizenship.