‘Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America’ by the WRV Collective published by Latin America Bureau and Practical Action Publishing November 15, 2022.
Women’s voices are loud and clear: gendered and intersectional violence is rampant in Latin America. But women are pushing back. As the Mexican proverb boldly states, ‘They wanted to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.’
Latin America Bureau and King’s College London are proud to announce the debut work from the WRV collective, Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America, an illuminating and powerful account of women’s responses to widespread gender violence, available to pre-order online now.
Collaboratively written, the book features an impressive introduction sketching the current panorama of gendered and intersectional violence against Latin American women and girls (where race, ethnicity, sexuality, and socio-economic status combine to identify, discriminate against, and target women). Importantly, it then draws on case studies and interviews with women leaders from Latin America, collecting a chain of voices in order to explore the bold initiatives women and girls are developing to resist violence, transform their communities, and influence international laws – through protest, memorial, ‘artivism’, social media, a feminist ethics of care, debate, mobile apps, lobbying, conventions, and more.
Praise for Women Resisting Violence
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Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America
- ‘They wanted to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds’: Resisting intersectional and gendered violence against women in cities – Cathy McIlwaine and Moniza Rizzini Ansari
- ‘Care for those who care’: Domestic workers fight back against violence – Marilyn Thomson
- ‘It is a very tough fight’: Abortion as a battleground over women’s rights in Latin America – Jelke Boesten and Andrea Espinoza
- ‘Violence on our lands, violence on our bodies’: Women resisting land grabbing and environmental violence – Patricia Muñoz Cabrera
- ‘I have rights and I am free’: Resisting gendered intersectional violence against Latin American migrant women – Cathy McIlwaine
- ‘They cannot erase our memory’: Commemoration, violence, and the arts – Louise Morris and Jelke Boesten
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix: Women Resisting Violence, the multilingual podcast
About the WRV Collective
The WRV Collective reflects the feminist and collaborative decision-making processes underpinning the writing of this book and the wider project to which it belongs, also comprising a blog, events, and a podcast, which was shortlisted for Best Documentary in the Amnesty International Media Awards 2022.