Machista Violence is a Social Threat: A Conversation with Daniela Inojosa

Cira Pascual Marquina Daniela Inojosa is a long time feminist and founder of Tinta Violeta, a women’s organization focused on culture, communication, and research. Tinta Violeta also promotes support networks against machista violence and accompanies victims. In this interview, Inojosa talks about the need to adjust Venezuela’s legislation in relation to gender issues. She also…

Chile: “The Secret is Not to Leave the Streets”

Carlos Aznarez The victory of the Approval in Chile has provoked satisfaction and enthusiasm in wide sectors of the population but nobody ignores that now a difficult and complex stage is beginning. To discuss the present and what the future of the struggle in that country might look like, we interviewed Francisca “Pancha” Fernández, a…

Honduras: One Woman Murdered Every 26 Hours

Giorgio Trucchi In Honduras there is a worrying upsurge in gender-based violence, a tragedy that has deepened during the months of confinement due to the pandemic and in the chronic absence of public policies. The Observatory on Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (OV-UNAH) estimates that 6,137 women have lost their lives to…

Adriana Guzmán: We Will Never Be Your Domestics Again

An episode of the documentary “Historias debidas”, on the plurinacional news portal, recounts the journey of the plurinacional feminist delegation through Bolivia after the coup. This is a conversation with Adriana Guzmán about intransigence and resistance. Stories that must be told The media are de facto accomplices of the government, they functionalize the Catholic and…

The Lessons of South Africa’s 1956 Women’s March

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat August 9 is celebrated as National Women’s Day in South Africa. It marks a massive march on that day in 1956 by tens of thousands of women who were protesting against apartheid-era pass laws. The day is all the more significant this year as between February and April, two million of…

Uses of Anger: Women Respond to Racism

The writer Audre Lorde ((1934-1992)) who described herself as “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”, states: “I am not free as long as there is another woman who is not free, even if her shackles are very different from mine. And I am not free as long as a person of colour remains chained. Racism. A…

Women’s Unpaid Work, the Hidden Engine of Humanity

Pasqualina Curcio It is common, here and anywhere in the world, to hear phrases like: “She doesn’t work, she’s just a housewife”. According to the report “Time for Care” published by OXFAM: “Women and girls spend 12.5 billion hours a day on activities such as caring for children, the elderly, sick or disabled, in addition…