Friday, February 23, 2024

Women Resisting Violence

Women Resisting Violence – project with Kings College London

‘They cannot erase our memory’: Commemoration, violence, and the arts Jelke Boesten Louise Morris producer

Voz VI |‘They cannot erase our memory’: Commemoration, violence, and the...

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This issue of Voz focuses on women’s creative acts of memorialization and commemoration, demonstrating how acts of mourning become sites of mobilization, active resistance, and empowerment. It highlights the power of the arts in denouncing and resisting state violence and impunity.

Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America

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New book Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America explores women’s inspirational strategies for tackling growing gender-based violence.

Global day of action on abortion rights

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In Latin America, the women’s movement began campaigning for reproductive rights in the 1980’s and September 28 was chosen as a day of action demanding access to free and safe abortions.

Body-mapping in Rio’s favelas

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Violations of territories affect women's bodies, just as the violations of women's bodies affect territories. From this premise, women from the Maré favelas of Rio de Janeiro resisting urban violence on a daily basis have found empowerment through the practice of body-mapping.

Colombia: transitional justice must include GBV

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Transitional justice is not just about bringing perpetrators to justice, it is also about giving a voice to those who lost one, rebuilding societal trust, and fostering reconciliation.

Brazil: orphan mothers

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Anti-Black violence by the Police targets young men in Brazil's favelas and makes their mothers 'orphans'. Their trauma and spectacular resistance are highlighted in this new film, reviwed for LAB by Jessica Pandian

Power of collective responses to Covid in Rio

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Collective emergency responses to the pandemic from women in the Maré favelas of Rio further awakened other women survivors of gendered violence, research shows.

The Belém do Pará Convention

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The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women was passed in 1994 in Belém do Pará, Brazil by the OAS.

Listening to Women Resisting Violence

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On International Women's Day, LAB and King’s College London release a bonus episode of our podcast, Women Resisting Violence, discussing the power of podcasting for social change with leading audio producers from Latin America and representatives from the fearless women’s organisations featured in the podcast.

Chile: ‘Three Grounds’ abortion law inadequate

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Chile's current 'Three Grounds' abortion law is proving inadequate in practice. Lack of public information, the 14-week limit and medical staff 'conscientious objection' opt outs all lead to many unwanted pregnancies and dangerous illegal abortions. The incoming Boric government is being urged to reform the law.

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