Gender and Feminisms

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in…

LIVE on March 9: Will Argentina’s ‘green tide’ on abortion rights spread throughout Latin America?

The Spanish-language session will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch The legalization of abortion in Argentina in December 2020 triggered a wave of debates on reproductive rights across Latin America. Several countries in the region impose a total ban…

Venezuela strengthens gender violence law

Venezuela is presently making progress to strengthen current legislation to guarantee a society free of gender violence, parliamentary and government spokespersons Venezuela´s National Assembly (Parliament) passed on Tuesday the reform of the Organic Law on the Right of Women to…

5 Years Since her Assassination, Movements Across Globe Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres

Berta’s organization, COPINH, has called for a series of global actions to intensify the struggle demanding justice in her case Five years have passed since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta was the co-founder and…

International Women’s Day, 2021 To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, “the pathway to leadership is through service” because to be able to lead is…

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

“Choose what is right” and join Namibian musician EES and DW’s The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation. DW, Germany’s international…

Mexico: Include Protections for Women With Disabilities

Senate Should Ensure Accessible Services, Access to Justice in Upcoming Vote Mexico’s senate should ensure protection for women with disabilities who are victims of violence, a coalition of human rights groups said today. The senate is expected to vote soon…

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

‘I want to tell you I have answers, but I don’t’ Editor’s note: Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing an upsurge in femicides and gender-based violence for several years, some of which appears to be linked to an increase in…

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

An interview with a marine biologist from Ecuador Women’s contribution to science has historically not received due recognition. On this occasion we interviewed Ecuadorian marine biologist Patricia Castillo Briceño, who is also co-director of the EBIOAC Equatorial and Ocean Acidification (BIOMA, in Spanish)…

The Assembly “Towards a global agenda: the human right to education from the movements” took place at the World Social Forum 2021.

With the participation of a hundred delegates from organizations that converge around education as a human right, the self-organized assembly “Towards a global agenda: the human right to education from the movements” was held this Saturday (30) in the framework…

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