A newly proposed bill to decriminalize abortion has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country, and could be a sign of a broader shift in public opinion on abortion across Latin America.
Argentinean feminists remain at the forefront of the Latin American movement to end gender-based violence. In mid-October, more than 70,000 activists and advocates gathered to discuss a range of women’s issues at the Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres.
NGOs play an essential role in local communities; the government’s reckless, repressive actions will jeopardize the country’s future.
Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.
In the midst of the Zika epidemic, Brazil’s conservative Congress has seemingly done everything it can to make the situation worse for Brazilian women.
Grassroots women’s organizations are essential to lead social change, but many face a severe funding crisis, threatening progress.
A recent legal decision makes clear the government is not prioritizing their reproductive rights, but activists are not giving up.
After fierce protest, a woman in Argentina imprisoned for induced abortion has been released. The decision brings to light the injustices women face and the potential of feminist groups to spur change.
The Lebanon-based Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is producing a series of short videos that tackle concepts such as feminism, sexual rights, and gender identity—issues that are not well understood by the general public in the Arab world.
The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.