Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Articles posted on LAB but of relevance to the Women Resisting Violence project

Colombia: widespread sexual abuse of protestors by Armed Forces

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Young women have been particular targets of police violence during the national strike and subsequent protests in Colombia this month. What are the charges and how have they been met?

Domestic violence and the pandemic

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Argentina-based security and defence think tank RESDAL looks at trends in Latin America, asking what the data can tell us about gender-based violence during the pandemic, and how this can inform public policy in the region.

Mexico’s double pandemic

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For over a year, Mexico has been battling the COVID-19 health emergency but another worrying, silent pandemic is currently unfolding. Violence against women, including femicides, has increased exponentially.

A sunflower in her hair

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A day after Marielle’s murder, Brazilian poets spontaneously posted poems about her murder and legacy on various social media accounts. These poems were then published in 2018 in a collection published by Quintal Edições titled: Um girassol nos teus cabelos – poemas para Marielle Franco.

Peru: the lasting trauma of wartime sexual violence

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Mujer del Soldado sensitively portrays the lives of victims of sexual violence during Peru's civil war and their fight to regain dignity through sorority and a lawsuit against their assailants.

Participatory photography in the Andes

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In 2017, a group of women activists in Cajamarca began documenting their perceptions of community, wellbeing and alternatives to extractivism through photography.

Domestic violence in Mexico – a silent pandemic?

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Domestic violence is part of a phenomenon that is older than COVID-19, but it is due to the pandemic that it has intensified and, at the same time, that it has gained greater visibility.

Guatemala: violence against women

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8 March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. However, in Guatemala for the past three years, the day has been a painful reminder of the long road towards gender equity, and the potentially lethal consequences of continuing misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women.

Honduras: violence against women

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Gladys Lanza, from a leading women's movement in Honduras, tells LAB how women in Honduras are fighting back against the escalating rates of violence against women.

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