feminism

May 8, 2018
Jelke Boesten

As an unprecedented wave of feminist campaigns gains ground across Latin America, a dangerous backlash is afoot on various fronts.

April 28, 2017
Pamela J. Neumann

Five years after Nicaragua passed a comprehensive law against gender-based violence, a lack of resources and political undermining has weakened women’s rights and legal protection against abuse.

December 8, 2016
Samantha Pineda

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion has horrific consequences for tens of thousands of Salvadoran women. Feminist movements are demanding reforms, while conservatives promise harsher sentences. 

October 31, 2016
Elisabeth Jay Friedman and Constanza Tabbush

Recent protests against femicide in Argentina reveal the deep roots and spreading branches of feminist activism in Latin America.

October 14, 2016
Kate Paarlberg-Kvam

Women peace activists continue to play a crucial role in paving the way towards a peace accord in Colombia that promotes gender justice in the face of conservative opposition.

September 29, 2016
Débora Silva

The historic peace deal between the FARC and the Colombian government holds unique challenges for the thousands of female combatants reintegrating into Colombian society.

September 15, 2016
Michael Atkinson

Filmed entirely in Kaqchikel, Jayro Bustamante’s new movie explores a clash between reproductive rights and tradition.

June 3, 2016
George Ygarza

An interview with Lourdes Huanca of the National Federation of Female Peasants, Artisans, Indigenous, Native and Salaried Workers of Peru (FENMUCARINAP)

April 6, 2016
David Bacon

Juárez maquiladora workers fight for their rights. 

February 18, 2015
Elisabeth Jay Friedman
For feminist organizing in Latin America, divergent identities and political beliefs must be seen as fundamental, rather than incidental, to the movement.

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