Latin American Women Face Forced Sterilization

            Rafael Garibay Rodríguez This research blog aims to bring awareness to the forced sterilization that is experienced by women across Latin America. In this digital case study, we are specifically interested in looking at two groups that have been targeted — women with HIV and indigenous women in Peru….

Women in the Russian Revolution

Timeline of the Russian Revolution Before the Revolution of 1917 The industrialization of Russia had a profound effect within the family and the developing consciousness of Russian women. Although women were oppressed by men, they were not conscious of the limitations on their individuality and their social rights. Women went from being a daughter to…

Small Town Mystery; Justice for the mothers of Kettleman City

Kettleman City, California is a small town located in the heart of the Central Valley. Over ninety percent of the population has migrated from Mexico, they lack education, live in poverty and don’t speak English. Such factors have resulted in the exploitation of the small town by the state whom has located the largest waste…

the art of survivors of violence against women

By N.A.V. My favorite part about art is that it is more than just a poem on paper, spoken words in the air, or a simple picture on a canvas. Art is activism. Even when it was created because of imagination or created for a method of healing, art is activism.  The Definitions (according to the…

Women of the Young Lords

BRIEF HISTORY: THE ESTABLISHMENT YouTube “Serve and Protect the People.” Founded in the 1960s, the Young Lords Organization (YLO) grew into a radical nationalist group that was inspired and influenced by the Black Panther Party. The Young Lords was born in Chicago as a former Puerto Rican street gang in 1960; however, it transformed into…

Ponkeras de Los Angeles

Ponkeras de SurEste Los Angeles Film Ponkeras are women who are involved in the punk scene through attending shows, starting bands, creating their own media, or organizing the events that they want to see in their community. Transnational womens organizing is happening all over the world, but there is a lot happening in our own…

Central American Triangle Immigrant Women’s Conditions: the community’s, state’s and international’s successful & failed response

    Topics Overview of case study: Immigrant women  & the resistance of Campesinas community work Central American Immigrant Women’s lack of safety and violation of human rights. Media labeling Unethical labeling Symbolic violence Foreign and national policy in the Central American Triangle: Honduras, Guatemala, San Salvador Free trade agreements Lack of workers’ rights Citizen’s services…

Acid Violence Against Women

By Y. G. “The crime is about trying to destroy someone’s identity” – Mohammad Jawad, plastic surgeon working with acid attack survivors in South Asia. Defining Violence Against Women  According to the UN, violence against women is the most systematic and prevalent form of human rights violations. Patriarchal social structures allow for these crimes to take…

The Arrival of Amnesty International into the Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

By S. Sleap In August 2015, Amnesty International voted to adopt a policy to protect sex workers’ rights, including de-criminalization of consensual sex work. The public onslaught that ensued was so intense that Amnesty decided to make this video in response to the negative attention from journalists, feminists, women’s rights groups, sex work groups and activists…

The [Partial] Decriminalization of Abortion in Colombia, 2000s – Now

By E.G.S. What’s the situation on abortion laws in Colombia? Before 2006, Colombia was one of eight Latin American countries that restricted abortion under all circumstances. However, A 2006 Constitutional Court ruling authorized the practice of abortion under any of the following three circumstances: If the pregnancy poses a risk to the health or life…