Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Women

‘Sex work’ in Colombia: the other side of the coin

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The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.

Peruvian Film Screening: Seeds of Resistance

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LAB co-hosts a screening of two beautiful Peruvian documentaries about land, cultivation, resistance and climate change

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.

Artists and activists change the narrative around femicide

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Open call launches to support feminist artists and activists change the narrative on femicide in the UK and Mexico

Police brutally killed Victoria Salazar: how are feminists representing her death...

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On 27 March 2021, the Mexican police brutally killed Victoria Salazar, a refugee who had fled violence in El Salvador. Feminist activists in Tulum are using the visual arts to honour and remember her.

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.

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.

Voices of Latin America Webinar Series: The Rainbow Tide and Fighting...

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LAB is excited to invite you to the second instalment of the Voices of Latin America webinar series, this time focusing on LGBTQ+ rights and machismo.

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