Gender and Feminisms

20.01.2020

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

By Thalif Deen The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told… »

16.01.2020

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

Interview with Sarah Plant, who just translated “Un Violador en tu Camino” A Rapist in Your Path

In this interview we speak with Sarah Plant who made the English version of “Un Violador en tu Camino”, the original Spanish-language chant was written and performed by the Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis, in Nov. 2019 and is based on the writings of anthropologist Rita Segato. First let’s start… »

14.01.2020

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

In New York City, at least 100 women protested against accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein outside the Manhattan courthouse where the disgraced Hollywood mogul is standing trial for rape. Protesters: “Patriarchy is our judge! God imprisons us at birth! And our punishment … It’s not my fault, not where I… »

06.01.2020

Child Marriages Unlikely to End by UN’s 2030 Deadline

Child Marriages Unlikely to End by UN’s 2030 Deadline

By Nayema Nusrat  “Right now, I don’t want to get married. I have a long life and a dream in front of me”, a 14-year-old young girl from Bangladesh told her parents as she was just not ready to get married. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

27.12.2019

The performance is only the beginning: ‘a rapist in your way’

The performance is only the beginning: ‘a rapist in your way’

“A rapist in your way” has taken to the streets of the world. It has created a space to call out gender based violence, and, in the midst of the National Strike in Colombia, it has served to unite previously fragmented feminist movements. Tania Tapia Jáuregui for openDemocracy… »

17.12.2019

COP25. Makoma Lekalakala: We must stand up and demand climate justice

COP25. Makoma Lekalakala: We must stand up and demand climate justice

In this interview during COP25, Makoma Lekalakala (Goldman Environmental Prize 2018) and member of Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg, talks to Pressenza about the role of women in the climate change debate, the nonsense of using nuclear energy in Africa and what civil society expects of northern hemisphere multinational… »

09.12.2019

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

By Jhon Sánchez On December 5, more than a hundred women took to the Brooklyn Bridge where they danced and sang, El Violador Eres Tú (The Rapist Is You). This is the world-renowned song by the Chilean group Las Tesis, which calls on macho society to demand women’s rights. We… »

06.12.2019

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

This hashtag was broadcast on Twitter today. It had not been communicated before by social networks. It quickly became a trending topic in Chile. And they surprised, despite having organized everything with a lot of discretion. This afternoon, women over 40 years of age massively attended the performance “A rapist… »

28.11.2019

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Reportage and photos by Gustavo Espinoza, translated by Jhon Sánchez. In Union Square, The New York Women’s Strike, Puerto Rican Women, Women of Resistance in Brazil, Assembly of Chileans in New York, organizations for the abolition… »

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