‘Touch One of Us and We Will All Respond’: Building a Movement to Fight Femicide and Impunity in Medellin

December 9, 2013 Gina Spigarelli 0

The International Day of No Violence Against Women, kicked off 16 days of Public Actions in Medellin, Colombia on November 25 to raise awareness and mobilize support for combating violence against women. Organized locally by a caolition of human rights organizations including student groups, women’s groups, human rights NGOs, anti-war groups, and other local grass roots organizations, the campaign named, ‘For the right to exist, think and make decisions: 16 days of public action for women, dignity and peace’ is part of an international initiative started by the United Nations which runs until International Human Rights Day on December 10.


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Guatemala: Genocide on Trial

December 6, 2013 Dawn Paley and Sandra Cuffe 0

Push for justice in Guatemala raises questions about Canada’s residential schools Source: Canadian Dimension People began lining up even before the sun rose over the mountain ridge, quietly waiting their turn at a makeshift desk outside […]

Honduras: Beyond the Eye of the Electoral Storm

December 4, 2013 Sandra Cuffe 0

“I think it’s necessary for the social movement to be clear that our role shouldn’t be an extension of a political party,” said Berta Cáceres. She hopes the Platform will make progress on and raise awareness about pressing issues that fell by the wayside – or were never on the agenda – for others who focused their energies on working towards the elections. “It doesn’t mean we can’t work with Libre on strategic issues.”


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