Gender violence

03.03.2021

Venezuela strengthens gender violence law

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 a Life Free of Violence, which is geared to expanding… »

19.02.2021

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

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 broadcaster, and The 77 Percent, its platform for Africa’s youth, are joining Namibian musician EES in promoting a… »

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,… »

19.01.2021

The changes in us, we the women

The changes in us, we the women

Everything changes very quickly and continues to accelerate. It is not just about the external events that have been precipitated or the undoubted technological acceleration. Also, our beliefs are modified by the rule of circumstances and new understandings emerge, in such a way that what we affirmed until very recently,… »

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… »

15.10.2020

Cracking down on gender violence, Cuba’s top-priority

Cracking down on gender violence, Cuba’s top-priority

The crackdown on gender violence is nowadays top-priority in Cuba, local authorities ratified in a meeting called by the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). The meeting was organized by the Commission for Attention to Children, Youth and Equal Rights of Women of the Parliament, and was attended by representatives… »

26.07.2020

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

Under lockdown, electricity rationing, a curfew from 9 pm to 4 am and a ban on alcohol sales: this is how South Africa celebrated Mandela Day 2020 (18th July), the day that marks the birth of the man who freed the country. A day devoted to doing 67 minutes of… »

04.07.2020

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to see how women suffer and die at the hands of… »

10.05.2016

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Why do girls, adolescents and women migrate?  Why would they leave their countries of origin and embark on the misadventure of an undocumented journey with the certainty that they will suffer on the way?  And if they do make it, will they be able to survive and deal with the… »

12.03.2015

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

Violence against women: why we keep getting it wrong

With the passing of another International Women’s Day, during which much attention around the world has again been focused on tackling violence against women, I would like to explain why none of the initiatives currently being proposed will achieve anything unless we acknowledge, and act on, the cause of this… »

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