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.
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.
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
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.
Since 2016, March 8 has become known as the International Feminist Strike 8M. The broad movement that called the strike and that promotes this directive invited women and diversities to leave their private spaces (work and home) to congregate in the streets around the world, in order to make the invisible visible: their power toContinuar Leyendo What is the world we dream of like? 8M in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
Leading from the South (LFS) was present at CSW67 (the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women) with the panel “The Power and Politics of Leading from the South”, which was part of the events organised in parralel to the UN meeting.
Silvia Federici is a sociologist and philosopher, teacher and feminist activist. Fondo de Mujeres del Sur invited her to talk about the importance of popular feminisms and the power of the collective as a practice and political perspective. We were left with a remarkable reflection after sharing with Silvia as part of our 15th anniversaryContinuar Leyendo “The reproduction of life is also the grounds for the construction of affectivity”
Paraguay is preparing for general elections in 2023. In the pre-election context, debate about parity and the political participation of diverse women, identities and sexualities are back on the agenda. It is fundamental that power is discussed from a feminist perspective. Here are some key points taken from the forum called Political Participation and TransformativeContinuar Leyendo Third political participation forum. Collective notes on power
THE POLITICS OF SELF-CARE AMONG WOMEN AND THE LGBTIQ+ POPULATION Gabriela Schvartzman and Ana Galeano wrote this story about Jessica Arias and Rebeldes del Sur, an organization from Bañado Sur (Asunción, Paraguay). Later, Fábrica Memética worked with Jessica and the Fondo de Mujeres del Sur team to do a graphic adaptation of the story.Continuar Leyendo Toward a Construction of Bañado de Sur Feminism
Gabriela Schvartzman and Ana Galeano wrote this story about Venancia Cáceres and the Yvopey Renda women’s group, in the Chaco region of Paraguay. Later, Fábrica Memética worked with Venancia and the Fondo de Mujeres del Sur team to do a graphic adaptation of the story. We shared the story on Human Rights Day because weContinuar Leyendo Community Radio as a Tool for Autonomy among Indigenous Working Women