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Women Resisting Violence

Women Resisting Violence – project with Kings College London

Hogar Seguro Tragedy: no support from Guatemalan State

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Three of the 15 survivors of the fire at the Virgen de la Asunción Orphanage have not been receiving the lifetime pension granted to them by the Guatemalan Congress. Why not?

Surviving the Darien Gap

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Venezuelan migrants having crossed the Darien Gap nurse their wounds in Guatemala while planning the final leg of their journey north.

International Women’s Day 2023 in Mexico

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Gender-based violence continues to be an issue of great urgency in Mexico. Hundreds of thousands of women marched in Mexico City on March 8. Yet, migrant women are excluded from the mainstream movement in Mexico.
‘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.

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