In the villages of Tabatinga, Amazonas, Ticuna midwives work according to ancestral traditions, honing their skills generation after generation. However, they remain unrecognised by the state. Translated for LAB by Tom Gatehouse. You can read the original (in Portuguese) here. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of articles by LAB...

A rapist in your path

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On  20 November, a group of four women known as Las Tesis from Valparaíso, Chile, unknowingly started what would become an international phenomenon in the global struggle against sexism and gender-based violence: they performed the anti-machista anthem and routine ‘Un Violador en tu Camino’ for the first time. The group hoped that the song would spread feminist theory in...

Chile: La caravana de las Danzas

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The 2018 Caravana de las Danzas 2018, dancing in La Plaza de Talca and taking a walk around the Barrio en Colores, an open air museum in the población Brilla el Sol, with murals evoking the customs of the region such as rodeo, the Cueca, etc. Wendy Tyndale, with her book...
Lesbian Reggaeton: 'Lo que las mujeres quieren' (What girls want). With English subtitles. Chocolate Remix is the reggaetón project led by Romina Bernardo (aka Chocolate) since 2014. It criticises the machismo associated with this genre and 'resignifies' it, using the same musical logic, creating a new concept of what it calls 'Lesbian Reggaeton'. This...
This article is based on an interview carried out by ABColombia in August 2018. The text does not reflect the views of ABColombia rather the personal views of two women of the FARC who took part in the reintegration process during the Santos Government and their experiences between 2017 and 2018. For...
Ben Zand investigates the controversial case of Evelyn Hernandez, a Salvadoran teenager raped by a gang member and then jailed for 30 years for what her supporters say was a miscarriage. El Salvador has some of the harshest abortion laws in the world, with all forms of abortion being punished and cases of...
Abortion law in El Salvador recognises no distinction between intentional abortion and unintentional miscarriage, applying jail sentences to both. SBS Dateline investigates the devastating consequences this has for women. A report by SBS Dateline. December 2016
Yorleni is one of the women who has benefited from the Legal Advice Centre run by Las Hormigas ('The Ants'), the Intibuca Women's Organization.
The streets witnessed demonstrations against violence against women in Honduras. In La Esperanza, Intibucá, the feminist organization Las Hormigas celebrated this day in the midst of their worries about the increasing rate of femicide in their region. They occupied the streets to say 'Enough is enough' and organized an art competition to raise consciousness of the problem among the...
To view this video click here. Juju Chang reports from Honduras, the most dangerous country on earth in which to be a woman. She documents the fate of María José Álvarado Muñoz, crowned Miss Honduras and then shot dead, together with her sister. Even the police acknowledge that women are the most targeted. Because of the victim's fame, the police...

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