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07.02.2021

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

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 human trafficking. On November 29, 2020,… »

02.02.2021

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

‘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) project and co-founder of the Ecuadorian Network… »

21.01.2021

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

Written by Eileen McDougall Persisting prejudice in India toward pre-marital sex means unmarried women face stigma by medical providers when trying to access sexual health services. Societal norms are indeed changing in the country as increasingly more women choose to delay marriage. India is now… »

17.01.2021

Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America

Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America

A guide to anti-rights actors and their connections In recent years, social movements in Latin America have been strengthened by collaborative networks between countries, which created political and social changes to achieve or expand fundamental human rights. On the other hand, unfortunately, the conservative groups that oppose many of these… »

10.01.2021

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

Czech government ad campaign seeks to erase fears about vaccination As anti-COVID-19 vaccination becomes accessible in the European Union, the Czech government has launched a new communication campaign aimed at overcoming the fear of or suspicion about vaccination. And this time, the inspiration for the campaign has found its source… »

05.01.2021

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

Activism did not disappear during quarantine In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which dominated the headlines and became a global concern. In a… »

01.01.2021

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

‘There are no words, only shared feelings’ In the early morning hours of December 30, after more than a 13-hour session, and after an intense month of contrary opinions, “dirty campaigns,” protests and vigils in the streets, the Argentine Senate made history when it passed… »

23.12.2020

Uruguay’s new government is prioritising security, but is it at the cost of free speech?

Uruguay’s new government is prioritising security, but is it at the cost of free speech?

A new law marks a turning point in Uruguayan politics Uruguay, a country known throughout Latin America for its left-wing leadership, took a swerve to the right in 2020. After 15 years of coalition governments comprised of left-wing political parties united under the Frente Amplio (Broad Front), the conservative… »

20.12.2020

China’s imposition of electricity restrictions this winter gets a chilly reception

China’s imposition of electricity restrictions this winter gets a chilly reception

Governments have to meet carbon emission quota by end of 2020 Winter has come, yet many regions in southern China — including Hunan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi — have recently issued notifications regarding the limited supply of electricity. Because temperatures in these regions could fall to below zero degrees Celsius and… »

16.12.2020

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What happened in Peru was not ‘just another emergency’ As a Peruvian living in Germany, the main way for me to find out what was going on in Peru was through Peruvian social networks and the Peruvian press. The coverage in Germany on the subject has been minimal, and within… »

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