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.
Honduras: Yorleni’s story
Building on the Voices book published in January 2019, the authors of Voices are back to provide an update on Latin America’s new activism. We will be discussing Latin America’s developments from the past few years and talking about how social activists have adapted to new challenges.
From 1975-1977 I was the volunteer co-ordinator for the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) in Honduras and Nicaragua. This was a time when the Sandinistas were building their support in Nicaragua against the Somoza regime and Honduras had just been through the short-lived ‘football war’ with El Salvador.
LAB council members and academics at King’s College are embarking on a new project to explore and celebrate grassroots campaigns and organisations that counter violence against women and girls in Latin America -- through a podcast series, website, workshop and book.
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.
In our live talk and Q&A with Maite Alberdi, one of Chile's leading directors and producers, Maite discussed the ways in which documentaries help us construct the kind of society we want to live in, "by showing us what we don't want to face".