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Chapter 2 - Fighting machismo: women on the front line

A pensive and often sombre film, Nudo Mixteco offers a unique insight into women’s experiences in a traditional Mixtec village and upholds the power of listening.
Shady River (Río Turbio), named after the mining town in northwest Argentina in which it is set, explores the gendered space of the mine, giving voice to a collective of marginalised women and shedding light on the tragedies that haunt the town of Río Turbio. 
Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.
The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.
Open call launches to support feminist artists and activists change the narrative on femicide in the UK and Mexico
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.
Pamela Berlanga
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.
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.
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.

Lupita: justice for Acteal

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Scarred by a brutal massacre which took place in December of 1997 and left 45 dead, the residents of Acteal, in the highlands of Chiapas, continue to remind the world never to forget. One woman is at the forefront.

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