Gender and Feminisms

Why clothes don’t just make people

Although Gottfried Keller was right when claiming that clothes make people, particularly the way that clothes are produced, consumed or disposed does so much more – in regards to human rights abuses or environmental damage, for instance. Diana Sanabria, who…

Masterclass with Latin America’s leading jurist in defence of the human rights of girls and women

The Costa Rican Alda Facio spoke on “Women’s Human Rights in international protection systems” to around 80 participants via videoconference. Organised by the Escuela La Tribu, a master class was held on Saturday 6 August, led by the feminist lawyer…

Protect your daughters, educate your sons

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to come across a meme on social networks whose content was the headline of this column: “Protect your daughters, educate your sons” and this call made so much sense to me, as…

Toronto proclaims August 6, 2022 as “Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day”

John Tory Mayor of Toronto, “Whereas today, we commemorate the tragedies that took place in Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945, when atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We pay tribute to those who…

The street was a party: Petro’s inauguration

Thousands of people around Plaza Bolivar in Bogota and in many parts of the country celebrated the historic milestone of Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as president of Colombia. By Fátima Martínez Petro and Francia Márquez, the vice-president, are the most visible…

Two crimes in one: the horrific relation between War and Human Trafficking

Bombs, blood, civilians’ bodies lying on the streets, buildings burned to ashes and screams of horror. These are just a few of thousands of things that we imagine when we think of war. Sadly, it goes further, deeper and darker,…

Who is in charge of women’s pain? The importance of charities like Endometriosis UK

Endometriosis UK is one of the UK’s leading charities supporting Endometriosis sufferers. First established by volunteers as the National Endometriosis Society in 1981, they work to debunk the false myths about this disease, raise awareness and help people give a…

Peru: Stop violence against women

Despite the various and permanent campaigns against violence against women and feminicide, the problem persists and is one of the most serious in our society today, along with corruption of officials, delinquency and organised crime and family violence. In documents…

Slavery, Abortion and Maternal Mortality: The US Abrogation of Abortion Rights and its Disproportionate Impact on Women of Colour

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court upheld by a six to three vote a Republican-backed Mississippi state law banning abortion afterwards at 15 weeks gestation. It also overturned Roe v. Wade by five votes to four. Chief Justice John Roberts supported…

Collective construction as a beacon for Mapuche women of Neuquén

Last Saturday the “First Meeting of Mapuche Women of the Zonal Council of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén” took place in the Lof Campo Maripe. Women from different communities met with the intention of creating a space to address different…

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