Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Social Movements

Quintana Roo sit-in marks historic step towards legalisation of abortion in...

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The Quintana Roo Feminist Network’s 94-day sit-in at the State Congress recently came to an end, after legislators agreed to hold a vote on the legalisation of abortion. Although that vote was lost, the decision will allow the movement to take the fight to the Supreme Court.

Seven Heavens: the live cult of Queen María Lionza

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A short video by OjosIlegales, Venezuela, shows the cult of Queen María Lionza, growing in popularity in Venezuela, which unified indigenous, black African and white European peoples in defence of nature, love, peace and harmony

International Women’s Day celebrations across Latin America

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On International Women’s Day this past Monday 8 March, 2021, women and their allies throughout the region took to the streets to protest against discrimination, inequality and violence against women and girls. Here is how the day was celebrated across the region.

How did Mexico City mark International Women’s Day 2021?

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In the run-up to International Women’s Day in Mexico City and in spite of the pandemic that is sweeping the country, the women’s movement planned a demonstration to demand a life free from violence.

Colombia: ‘We need to reach rock bottom before things change’

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While public demonstrations effect social change around Latin America, violence in Colombia skyrockets. Must the country reach rock bottom before things can change?

Pandemonium 3: resistance and recognition

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Confronted with the denial of science, racism and land-greed of the modern 'colonisers', indigenous communities decided to resist and are receiving international recognition for their work.

Latin America is Moving

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A new online seminar series from the Latin America is Moving Collective will explore Latin American social movements before and after the pandemic.

Santiago Rising: interview with director Nick MacWilliam

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Carole Concha Bell interviews Nick MacWilliam about his new Alborada Films documentary 'Santiago Rising', digging deeper into the estallido social in Chile and how to effectively capture the sentiments and events of this social movement.

‘Santiago Rising’

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“I wanted to capture what was happening in Chile and to pay homage to the strength and commitment of the Chilean people. They are taking on neo-liberalism and a militarised state with stones and trumpets. This is a lesson for the rest of the world, we can learn so much from them."

Argentina’s National Congress passes historic bill to legalise abortion

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Feminist groups in Argentina and abroad greeted the New Year in celebration as the country’s National Congress voted in favour of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Bill, which will allow childbearing people in the country to access abortion for free in public hospitals up to 14 weeks pregnancy.

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