Saturday, March 2, 2024

Women Resisting Violence

Women Resisting Violence – project with Kings College London

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.

Veronica Gago on feminist power

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Jelke Boesten, leader of the Gender Studies Network at King’s College London and a researcher on the Women Resisting Violence project, joins Veronica Gago of Argentina's #NiUnaMenos to discuss how to bring feminist activism into the everyday.

Step Up Migrant Women

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This week's episode focuses on migrant women in the UK with insecure immigration status who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Charity-researcher collaborations are key to ending gender-based violence

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Women's organisations have found that women’s participation in research, consultation and advocacy activities leads to their empowerment.

Feminisms in Brazil – the war against gender

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Eva Alterman Blay is a pioneer of women’s rights in Brazil and the founder of the Center for the Study of Women and Gender Rights at the University of São Paulo.

Mourning the 56 in Guatemala

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To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, LAB and King's College London release the first episode of our new podcast, Women Resisting Violence, where women share their experiences of supporting each other and transforming their communities.

Guatemala: lasting legacy of gender-based violence and state impunity

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The failure to secure justice in cases of gender-based violence shows fundamental flaws in Guatemala’s democratic institutions.

Organisations | Migrants in Action (MinA)

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Migrants in Action (MinA) is a community theatre group both established and run by Brazilian women who've suffered gender violence. Together they advocate for the wellbeing and visibility of the Brazilian community in the UK and Europe. 

Organisations | Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)

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Founded in 1983, The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a feminist human rights organisation, run by and for Latin American women living in the UK. 

Understanding violence against women and girls in Brazil

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Whilst Brazil is deemed one of the most violent and dangerous countries in the world, the rate of violent deaths in the country has decreased over recent years. Despite this, women and other gender and sexual minorities remain at greater risk of experiencing violence. 

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