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 organisation called Alerta Torta (Córdoba, Argentina) established places and spaces for lesbian activism such as public assemblies and the Tortazo event in February 2022. On International LGBTIQ+ Pride Day, we want to share Alerta Torta’s story.
On Saturday, May 28, we met with 27 organisations supported in Paraguay through the following programmes: Leading from the South; Networks and Alliances Free of Violence; Our Rights, Our Pride; Fundamentally Feminists and We Want Us Alive.
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
On June 19, it was two years since domestic workers in Paraguay were granted a fundamental right: equal pay. This report is on the Domestic Workers’ Union of Itapúa (SINTRADI), an organisation supported by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur and a protagonist in this process in Paraguay. Written by Julieta Gamarra* Translated by Christina Hamilton
On June 24, 2021, Argentina’s Congress passed the Transgender Labor Quota/Integration Act, also known as the Diana Sacayán-Lohana Act. Claudia Vásquez Haro, one of the activists who contributed to this milestone in Argentine democracy, agreed to share her thoughts on this process with us. “Our movement has demanded to participate in our country’s emotional agenda,”Continuar Leyendo A Law that Restores the Dignity of Argentina’s Trans Population
What are fundamentalisms? What is the progress of religious fundamentalisms in the Southern Cone? Who are the actors that promote these discourses and how do they affect the achievement and advancement of LGBTI rights in this sub-region? These were some of the questions that LGBTI organisations from Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia worked on inContinuar Leyendo LGBTI Organisations Weave Alliances and Analyse Contexts against Fundamentalisms Argentina – Uruguay – Paraguay – Bolivia
On March 2 and 3 in the city of Salta, Argentina, we organised the workshop “Feminist Struggles and the LGBTI Movement” in the framework of the Diversity Programme, for organisations of Argentina. The goal was to address feminisms from the LGBTI demands, as well as the tensions and meeting points between both movements. The partnersContinuar Leyendo Feminism in the LGTBI agenda