Gender and Feminisms

On The Importance of Pride

By Patricia Smith June. LGBTQ Pride Month. For years, as a young teacher in Boston, I looked forward to Gay Pride Day (what we called it back then), celebrated in Boston on the first Saturday in June. I went in…

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

By Willa N. France These oppressive political times push the trans community, bodily, backwards. Of course, we have always moved ahead in protest. At Stonewall, “transvestites” (the term then used) of color led the riots, a fact often omitted telling…

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

By David Breitkopf Donald Trump’s progressive record in office is—let’s just say—wanting. But his supporters are quick to point out his support of the LGBTQ community as one instance where he has come down on the right (or left) side…

Campaigns: Art for Democracy and Love Will Overcome Hatred

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, during the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, a picturesque round of conversation took place about the documentary “El Ódio” by Andrés Sal.Lari and about the campaigns “Art for Democracy” and “Love Will Overcome Hatred” which…

An oasis of progressive thinking in the midst of the Syrian war

Have you ever heard of Rojava, the semiautonomous Kurdish region in North West Syria? Probably not, or you may have seen a recent article/letter in The Guardian from relatives of British people who went to join the US-backed Kurdish effort…

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a…

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its…

“We want to converge in diversity”, Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes

We interviewed Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes, coordinators of the Network of Migration, Refuge and Gender that participates in the IV Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place during the days 10, 11 and 12 of May in Santiago…

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Women in Zimbabwe’s informal economy face steep challenges amid economic crisis, competition from big companies, and poor infrastructure. By Sally Nyakanyanga 3 May 2019 for openDemocracy It was late afternoon in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Rudo Kabete, 35, sat beside more than…

‘Despicable: Trump Administration Threatens to Veto UN Resolution Combating Rape as Weapon of War

The U.S. is reportedly opposing the resolution over language on reproductive health for victims of rape. by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In what critics denounced as the Trump administration’s latest attack on women’s rights across the globe, U.S.…

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