Gender Equality

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.

A product of built-up outrage, Guatemalan popular demonstrations are being met with repression

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2020

The country was still reeling from the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota when a new crisis hit Guatemala last week, this one the product of a history of accumulating pressure in the country. The political crisis revealed public outrage of broad sectors at government corruption and impunity, particularly aimed at the Guatemalan Congress.

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Inequality, Discrimination and the Importance of Caring

Escrito por  |  7 / July / 2020

They say coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, that it puts us all at risk, that it dictates an equally threatening future for all humankind, but pre-existing inequality for women–the largest group of people discriminated against–ensures that the virus does discriminate.

The Day We Made History: International Women’s Day in Mexico City

Escrito por  |  13 / April / 2020

It was the largest and the boldest Women’s Day march in the history of Mexico City. Tens of thousands of women pulsed through the downtown streets, a river of violet mirrored by the jacaranda trees in full spring bloom. Women of all ages, sectors, classes, barrios, schools and political and sexual orientation marched; they filled the streets with their bodies and their cries.

Can Women’s Grassroots Organizing Stop the Rise in Violence Against Women?

Escrito por  |  16 / March / 2020

When four thousand women from forty-nine countries met in a Zapatista community to find ways to end violence against women, we knew what we were up against. Many, if not most, of the women brought with them the scars of gender violence. We also knew we were meeting at a critical and contradictory point in the history of women’s movements–a point when an all-time high in public attention and mobilization coincides with a rise in the violence the movements aim to stop.

Mexico’s Women’s March and Strike Confront Rising Violence

Escrito por  |  5 / March / 2020

This year different Mexican women’s groups organized two actions for the historic conmemoration of March 8, International Women’s Day. The  8M march and the Mar. 19th women’s work stoppage.

Three women freed after more than a decade in jail for abortion in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  12 / March / 2019

I feel very happy …” said Alba Lorena Rodríguez, one of the three women released on March 6 by the authorities of El Salvador after spending years in jail accused of aborting. She spoke through tears and joy, as she prepared to leave the women’s prison, just hours before International Women’s Day.