Gender Equality

Machismo and Sex Crimes: The Other Face of Violence in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

On April 23, Miriam González, a 21-year-old Salvadoran, decided to break the cycle of violence in which she was suffering. However, when she tried to bring charges to a justice of the peace in El Salvador, she received no support and two hours later, when she returned home, her partner slit her throat.

Women of FARC Face Obstacles in Reincorporation into Civilian Life

Escrito por  |  6 / June / 2018

Women former combatants of the FARC face obstacles due to the lack of gender equity in reincorporation and a return to traditional roles.

Disarming Patriarchal Violence

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2018

Nearly a million young people marched for their lives on March 24 in Washington DC and cities throughout the nation. They railed against the fact that in the wealthiest country in the world, youth no longer feel secure in their schools, their neighborhoods and their daily lives, and demonstrated against the politics that promotes the death industry over their survival.

“Gender ideology” and censorship in Brazil

Escrito por  |  9 / January / 2018

Far-right and evangelical fundamentalist groups are censoring art exhibitions in Brazil, based on an extreme-right ‘gender ideology’.

The Most Dangerous Place for Mexican Women is In the Streets

Escrito por  |  14 / December / 2017

In Mexico, from 2012 to 2015, 10,010 women were murdered; seven a day, according to data from the National Health Information System (Sinais). But who are these women who were deprived of life?

Launching a Regional Dialogue on Feminist Human Security in the Americas

Escrito por  |  12 / December / 2017

Women grassroots leaders and peace activists from across the Americas met in Antigua, Guatemala in early November to discuss the root causes of the violence they experience, major challenges to peace in the region, and what feminist grassroots leaders are doing about it.

Why So Much Violence against Migrant Women?

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2017

Violence against women is on the rise in our region, measured by the killing of women, attacks on female defenders, reports of domestic violence, and almost any other index. It is concentrated on—but not limited to—sectors of the most vulnerable women, among them the migrants.