women

#8M Sisterhood

More than 80 women from all over the world – activists, physicians, home-makers, journalists, students, artists, translators… of different ages and from different backgrounds-, composed this collective video to celebrate International Women’s Day, 8 March, recreating the spirit of the…

Pressenza to celebrate #8M in the spirit of Sorority

This coming #8M will see the release of the Sorority project, which we have been working on for weeks. It is a collective video, replicated in ten languages, with the participation of 81 women from 22 countries and 4 supportive…

Genital mutilation: remnants of a past that cannot continue to exist in the present and (much less!) in the future

Genital mutilation is a practice that is still carried out in approximately 30 countries around the world. Most of these countries are in Africa and the Middle East, but the custom is also found in some countries in Asia and…

Victorina’s way

When Victorina agreed, she was already perched on a tyre tube crossing the waters of the Rio Grande. The shouts of the other migrants brought her to her senses. What time was it? Maybe it was 1 or 2 a.m.,…

Covid affects the fight against female genital mutilation

Two million more girls will be subjected to genital mutilation by 2030 because of obstacles resulting from crises such as covid-19, United Nations agencies said on the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on…

Community justice against feminicidal violence

The faces of the Na Savi women from the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres showed anger, impotence, pain and rage at the feminicide of Angelina García Alejandrino from the community of Coxcatlán San Pedro. They were perplexed by the…

Political decisions must include women’s voices to be sustainable

Participants in a debate at the UN security body recognise the key role of women in peace processes and in all areas of public and social life. Michelle Bachelet denounces abuses against women in Afghanistan. A new fund will support…

“Don’t look up” and the stereotyping of female characters

The film “Don’t Look Up”, which presents a series of criticisms of current American society (which can be extended to capitalist societies in general) unfortunately also brings with it the disqualification of the figure of women, present in all the…

Muslim women unite to change their situation in India

Discriminated against in society and concerned about discrimination against women in their homes, the two women who co-founded the Muslim Women’s Movement of India (BMMA) set up the organisation to promote Muslim women’s leadership in the country and help them…

Madeleine John: “Reconciliation is a choice”.

Madeleine John, Peruvian, has been a member of the Humanist Movement since she was very young. Today, from Silo’s Message, she summarises her activism by saying: “The guiding thread of my life has been to try to contribute to a…

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