Grace’s Vignette: An Empowerment of the Spirit

Grace became a widow only one year after her husband had finally landed the university position he’d worked almost two decades to obtain. Just the year prior, he had encouraged her to pursue a teaching credential that coupled with his income would secure the family’s finances to enable their son to attend college. Grace had…

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…

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…