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Latin America has some of the highest rates of gender-based violence and femicide in the world. This incidence increased during the Coronavirus pandemic, with governments and civil society recognising the urgency of addressing the phenomenon. While there is much research on the nature and causes of such violence, in the UK little is known about the variety of activities and projects that aim to address this violence.
In response, LAB council members Marilyn Thomson and Louise Morris and academics at King’s College, Professors Cathy McIlwaine and Jelke Boesten, launched a new project with international researcher on gender equality, Patricia Muñoz Cabrera, to explore and celebrate grassroots campaigns and organisations that counter violence against women and girls in Latin America — in a podcast series, website, events and a book.
The project foregrounds the voices of women who have suffered gender violence and those who are building campaigns and initiatives to fight against it from the grassroots up. Examples of their work are celebrated and held up as case studies in order to positively influence broader policies around violence against women, both within and beyond Latin America.
Given that existing empirical evidence from Latin America demonstrates the intersection of gender-based violence against women and girls with many other forms of violence, this project keeps an intersectional perspective on the issues which organisations tackle, and the ways that they succeed.
“Our ultimate aim for this project is to contribute to policy change around mitigating intersectional gendered violence against women and girls. We are incredibly excited and honoured to share these women’s experiences and teachings with you.”
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Listening to Women Resisting Violence (webinar, February 2022)
This webinar focused on podcasting as a medium to positively influence broader policies around violence against women. We spoke with the activists who participated in the podcast and with leading international podcast producers about the power of podcasting for social change.
Women Resisting Violence Book Launch (November 2022)
Presentation of the book and a panel discussion with Pamela Zaballa (NO MORE), Martina Rodriguez (FALA), and Elizabeth Yañez Jiménez (LAWRS).
We need to look for transnational solutions … We need to elevate our voices together, denounce things together.
Migrant Women in Europe Resisting Gender-Based Violence (webinar, January 2023)
Webinar with WIDE+ (Europe), Red Latinas (Spain), International Women Space (Germany), and LAWRS (UK).
Women Resisting Violence Conference, London Metropolitan University (March, 2023)
London Met’s annual Human Rights Conference was themed around our talk presenting the Women Resisting Violence project.
From the blog
Some of the News items on this site are articles and blog posts published by Latin America Bureau (LAB) on their website, and are reproduced here for their interest and relevance to the Women Resisting Violence project.
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