Profiles

As part of our ongoing collaborative Women Resisting Violence project in partnership with Kings’ College London, we are spotlighting Latin American grassroots campaigns and organisations countering intersectional violence against women and girls.

Step Up Migrant Women (SUMW) is a campaign created ‘by and for’ migrant, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women. It was first established and is led by the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and comprises a coalition of more than 50 organisations
In 1983, three women looking for their vanished family members, created the Asociación Nacional de Familiares de Secuestrados, Detenidos y Desaparecido del Perú -The National Association of Family members of Kidnapped, Detained and Disappeared in Peru.
The collective 8 Tijax was formed in 2017 in Guatemala in response to a massacre at the Virgen de la Asunción Children’s home. 8 Tijax is a group of volunteers who work with the families of victims and survivors and support their campaigns for justice in the courts.
Redes da Maré (Networks of Maré) is a civil society organisation situated in the poor neighbourhood of Maré in Rio de Janeiro, which comprises 16 favelas with over 140,000 residents.