Gender Equality

Dismantling a Rotten Power Structure: Zapatista Forum Analyzes Mexican Electoral Politics

Escrito por  |  11 / May / 2017

The collective space created in the gathering of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) is promoting the Indigenous Council of Government. Its councilors – one woman and one man per village – will be elected in May and their spokeswoman will run as an independent candidate in the 2018 presidential campaign.

Latin America’s Women-Led Movements and New Feminisms

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2017

Feminism will never defeat the Trump patriarchal revival in the U.S. or the resurgence in the rest of the world unless it embraces its nature as profoundly anti-systemic. As the system becomes more deadly and alienating, women’s defense of life and their stands against impunity present a radical challenge.

FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Once out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dreamOnce out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dream.

How is gender-based violence in Latin America measured?

Escrito por  |  10 / November / 2016

If my life does not matter, produce without me.” With that slogan was born, from Argentina, the call for the first national woman’s strike. The idea quickly spread to several Latin American countries, and women from Honduras, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, among others joined the call to mobilize.

Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

Escrito por  |  27 / October / 2016

It’s anybody’s guess how many victims of violence are still buried somewhere in the Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border. For starters, there is the still largely unexcavated Navajo Arroyo, where the remains of 18 young women who went missing from nearby Ciudad Juarez have been recovered and identified since late 2011, according to the local daily Norte.

Six Months Without Berta; Six Months Without Justice

Escrito por  |  12 / September / 2016

Six months after the murder of Berta Caceres, far from forgetting, people throughout the world demanded justice and vowed to continue her organizing work in defense of land and territory locally, regionally and internationally.

Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Historic Run for Juarez Mayor

Escrito por  |  14 / April / 2016

Antonia “Toñita” Hinojos Hernandez’s name won’t be appearing on the June ballot for mayor of the northern Mexican border city  Continue Reading »