Meet Our Partner: Católicas pelo Direito de Decidir-Brazil (CDD-Brazil)

  • August 13, 2015

Maria José “Zeca” Rosado of CDD-Brazil speaks about the younger generations of Brazilian women who are more likely to identify as both Catholic and pro-choice, even as the Vatican and Church leaders continue to speak out against women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

A Path Less Traveled: A Nun Becomes a Fierce Women’s Champion

  • March 11, 2015

Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes, a professor and a former nun, may not strike you at first as a rabble-rouser. But she was one of the first nuns to openly challenge the Catholic Church.

Partner: Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir-Brazil

  • November 12, 2013

Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir (CDD, or “Catholics for the Right to Decide”) is a network of 12 Catholic social justice groups throughout Latin America committed to the defense of women's rights, with a focus on sexual and reproductive rights, gender equality, and combating violence against women and discrimination.

What Will the Pope’s Visit Mean for Women and Young People in Brazil?

Pope Francis’s visit to Brazil this week comes amid mass protests against wasteful government spending and social inequality. The high price tag of the papal visit has already drawn criticism from protesters (security for the pope is estimated at more than $50 million). What remains to be seen is whether the pope will…

Culture, Católicas, and Contraception: Advocating for Reproductive Health and Rights in Latin America

Akimbo is participating in The Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, an effort meant to raise awareness and spur dialogue about unique perspectives of and by Latinas on reproductive justice. As part of this week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is hosting a blog carnival, encouraging Latina bloggers…