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04.03.2021

LIVE on March 9: Will Argentina’s ‘green tide’ on abortion rights spread throughout Latin America?

LIVE on March 9: Will Argentina’s ‘green tide’ on abortion rights spread throughout Latin America?

The Spanish-language session will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch The legalization of abortion in Argentina in December 2020 triggered a wave of debates on reproductive rights across Latin America. Several countries in the region impose a total ban on abortion; and in others where the practice has… »

16.02.2021

Galindo: COVID-19 unearths ghosts of Spain’s ‘dirty war’

Galindo: COVID-19 unearths ghosts of Spain’s ‘dirty war’

Enrique Rodríguez Galindo died on February 13, 2021, with COVID-19, at 82 years of age. The former general of Spain’s gendarmerie force, the Guardia Civil, Rodríguez Galindo headed the garrison of Intxaurrondo in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián in the 1980s and 90s. At that time, police officers were frequently… »

12.02.2021

Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

Taking a stand against the culture of violence Written by Kristina Hadzi-Vasileva Hundreds took to the streets of Skopje on February 3 to protest the authorities’ failure to take action against sexual predators who run online networks facilitating the exchange of revenge porn and the abuse of… »

07.02.2021

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

‘I want to tell you I have answers, but I don’t’ Editor’s note: Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing an upsurge in femicides and gender-based violence for several years, some of which appears to be linked to an increase in human trafficking. On November 29, 2020,… »

02.02.2021

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

An interview with a marine biologist from Ecuador Women’s contribution to science has historically not received due recognition. On this occasion we interviewed Ecuadorian marine biologist Patricia Castillo Briceño, who is also co-director of the EBIOAC Equatorial and Ocean Acidification (BIOMA, in Spanish) project and co-founder of the Ecuadorian Network… »

21.01.2021

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

Written by Eileen McDougall Persisting prejudice in India toward pre-marital sex means unmarried women face stigma by medical providers when trying to access sexual health services. Societal norms are indeed changing in the country as increasingly more women choose to delay marriage. India is now… »

17.01.2021

Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America

Anti-rights Wiki: An investigation into the conservative lobby in Latin America

A guide to anti-rights actors and their connections In recent years, social movements in Latin America have been strengthened by collaborative networks between countries, which created political and social changes to achieve or expand fundamental human rights. On the other hand, unfortunately, the conservative groups that oppose many of these… »

10.01.2021

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

Czech government ad campaign seeks to erase fears about vaccination As anti-COVID-19 vaccination becomes accessible in the European Union, the Czech government has launched a new communication campaign aimed at overcoming the fear of or suspicion about vaccination. And this time, the inspiration for the campaign has found its source… »

05.01.2021

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

Activism did not disappear during quarantine In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which dominated the headlines and became a global concern. In a… »

01.01.2021

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

‘There are no words, only shared feelings’ In the early morning hours of December 30, after more than a 13-hour session, and after an intense month of contrary opinions, “dirty campaigns,” protests and vigils in the streets, the Argentine Senate made history when it passed… »

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