We asked Vero Ferrari to write about AMPAEF (Association of Peruvian Women Affected by Forced Sterilisations), a national organisation of women who suffered first-hand, and to this day live with the consequences of, a public policy that violated their physical integrity, their lives and threatened their reproductive freedom.
From October 20 to 22 the third annual gathering of the Intertwined project was held in Tacuarembó. We took a deep dive into the project time line to review how we had strengthened our approaches to gender-based violence in Tacuarembó, Artigas, Rivera and Cerro Largo.
Activists from more than 15 feminist organisations from Latin America, Africa and Asia, members of the Leading from the South (LFS) consortium and allies of the initiative met in Colombo (Sri Lanka) in a transregional meeting on Resilience, Resistance and Care.
On October 12 we celebrated another of Fondo de Mujeres del Sur’s birthdays. Over these 16 years of work, we have supported 430 organisations and more than 14,000 activists in actions that have reached two million people in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the beginning of August, 2023, organisations from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay met in Villa Carlos Paz (Córdoba, Argentina) to discuss care and economic justice. It was a meeting facilitated by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) in alliance with Fondo Alquimia (Chile).
Earlier this winter, we spoke with members of Abofem Argentina, an organisation that aims to deconstruct the legal system, incorporate a culture of listening along with a gender perspective in professional practices and in the court house corridors. We spoke about their collective’s actions, pending cases and the difficult process of reconciling their activism andContinuar Leyendo Abofem: deconstructing the law by listening and using a gender perspective
From a poetry workshop to a civil association, a cooperative, arts, political and skills training workshops and a series of support and self-reflection projects, such as a mental health area and legal advice area, a publishing house and an audiovisual work collective. This is a very broad summary of YoNoFui, a transfeminist and anti-prison collectiveContinuar Leyendo YoNoFui: Prison is no place to live
In June, we began our gatherings with organisations from various programmes. In Paraguay, a virtual meeting was held with grantee organisations of the Women Out Loud programme and, in Uruguay, we gathered in person with new organisations joining Fondo de Mujeres del Sur’s programmes.
“The proposed national law on Mapuche or indigenous peoples traditional/ancestral medicine has to do with the recognition of Mapuche medicine specialists who, despite rejection and prohibition to practice, still exist because they resist.” We invited Mapuche political scientist Verónica Azpiroz Cleñan to reflect on health, interculturality and rights within the framework of the International DayContinuar Leyendo Following the path of the weskel and lawen towards a Mapuche medicine law
May 1 is an opportunity to commemorate, but perhaps also to question ourselves and give new meanings to old slogans, as well as challenge ourselves to construct new social subjects. Latin America is a continent that was and is experiencing deep inequalities, exacerbated by dictatorial governments and which today, in 2023 and post pandemic, findsContinuar Leyendo “How much work for…”: Towards an embodied Labour Day