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.
Grantee organisations supported by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, from different Latin American countries, participated in the Forum sessions. Some members of the FMS Executive Team accompanied them, and we took advantage of the opportunity to meet up and exchange stories, projects and strategies.
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.
In Antofagasta, Catamarca province (Argentina), lithium extraction puts high-altitude wetlands in La Puna area at risk. On World Wetlands Day, we share a video made with Luciana Fernández, a member of the organisation called Antofagasta por el Agua y los Salares, to share more about how they work to defend water and life. On WorldContinuar Leyendo Taking care of life means protecting the wetlands: Antofagasta resists to safeguard water and salt flats
More than 150 activists from all over the country came together with part of the FMS Board of Directors and Executive Team for two days in the mountains around Córdoba. The activists were from organisations supported by FMS through the following programmes: Networks and Alliances Free from Violence – REDAL, Fundamentally Feminists, Strengthening Women EnvironmentalContinuar Leyendo Reinforcing feminist care networks: Multi Programme gathering in Argentina
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Fondo Mujeres del Sur (FMS), the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), and Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) are excited to share that the Leading from the South (LFS) initiative, which they collectively conceptualised in 2016 to support feminist activism and movement-building in the Global South, has been renewed for anotherContinuar Leyendo Announcing the Renewal of Leading from the South: Five More Years of Funding Feminist Activism and Movement-building in the Global South
The Leading from the South (LFS) programme was born from the need to finance and support activism for women’s rights in the South Global for a period of four years (2017-2020). At the beginning of this journey we have never even imagined the enormous power that would be woven in this time. 34 organisations wereContinuar Leyendo We Lead, We Exchange: A Year of Meetings and Exchanges between the Leaders of Leading from the South