Gender Equality

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.

Sexual Assault in Everyday Life

Escrito por  |  5 / December / 2017

The recent scandals regarding first, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and then Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have broken the usual impunity surrounding men’s sexual assault on women by bringing it into the public sphere. That’s a good thing. But the scandals also reveal what women have always known–the pervasiveness of sexual assault in our daily lives.

The Suspect Word of Women and the Masters’ Fears

Escrito por  |  1 / December / 2017

The truth that’s known and accepted, as Humpty Dumpty would say, will always be power’s truth, and we will always be like Alice asking questions, breaking the molds, ignoring the admonitions to remain quiet or to be silent, disobedient, even of ourselves, using the word and our bodies to move forward.

Women of Puerto Rico: A Call For Actions to Build Peace

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2017

We refuse to rebuild the weak and unjust structures we had before, and instead commit ourselves to rebuilding a more just and equal society, with real protections against the acts of violence and the violence of poverty that so many Puerto Rican women suffered. We call on women around the world to support us in this historic endeavor.

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Escrito por  |  28 / November / 2017

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.

These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America

Escrito por  |  28 / November / 2017

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.

Mexico City Quakes Show Vulnerability, Strength of Women Garment Workers

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2017

Despite the confusion in the information and the silence of the city government, we can see many parallels between the seamstresses of 1985 and the workers of 2017. The most evident is that they worked in unsafe places that did not comply with minimum standards of construction.