How much longer will they have to wait for the justice that has been denied for so long? Forced sterilisations, an enormous outstanding case in Peru
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
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
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.
From March 22 to 24, the United Nations Water Conference was held in New York (United States). Almost 50 years after the first conference, representatives of the States and civil society met again with a central focus: how to generate actions to care for water in the face of an unprecedented climate crisis. Bernarda Pesoa,Continuar Leyendo United Nations Water Conference: “It is an opportunity for water to be considered a common good”
For community and gender just climate solutions: we participated in the United Nations Water Conference
The United Nations Water Conference (March 22-24, New York) is an opportunity to understand why feminist funding is key for real solutions to the climate crisis. Find out more about our participation.
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.
At the end of 2021, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS), in alliance with the Global Fund for Women (GFW), organised a survey of organisations from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
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”
Bernarda Pesoa is 41 years old. She has two daughters, three sons and three grandchildren. She lives in Villa Hayes, in the Presidente Hayes department, where the Paraguayan Chaco begins. Bernarda is Qom, she is a craftswoman and a human rights activist.
This year, for the first time, the central theme of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was linked to the climate crisis, its impact and gender-sensitive solutions. The CSW is the largest United Nations (UN) meeting about gender equality.
We asked Argentine researcher and writer Maristella Svampa (*) to give a talk on ecofeminism,land-territory and local experiences of environmental defence as part of the Political Training Conferences organised by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) in 2021. We’re sharing her talk, which offers new insight into the intersection of environmental and gender justice fromContinuar Leyendo “Today is it the Women—the Ecoterritorial Feminists—who Build the Future”
The AMI Organisation Transforms a Brothel into a Cultural Centre/School Focused on Gender and Diversity
“Transforming a Site of Sexual Exploitation to One Where People’s Rights Are Respected.” That is how the founders of Asociación Mundo Igualitario (Equal World Association, or AMI), an organisation in the city of Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) describes the new AMI Culture and Education Centre. This is an emblematic, transformational site, especiallyContinuar Leyendo The AMI Organisation Transforms a Brothel into a Cultural Centre/School Focused on Gender and Diversity
On Saturday, November 6, at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, we joined the panel discussion organised by Euroclima+ on the protection of ecosystems from the perspectives of climate justice, gender and vulnerable groups.
There are elections on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Paraguay. We asked Marcella Zub Centeno, a feminist lawyer specialising in gender and human rights, to write about the political participation of women in Paraguay and about the opportunities and obstacles in these elections.
During lockdown, the Mocoví community in the town of Tostado (Santa Fe Province, Argentina) was left without drinking water. The women who are part of Mapik, an organisation supported by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) under the Strengthening Environmental Defenders program, built a well to collect rainwater, solving a vital problem. We have wantedContinuar Leyendo Mapik: The Carob Tree 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
Original Text: Eloísa Oliva Image editing: Natalia Roca Translation: Christina Hamilton “There is a photo of Carmen, standing in front of a truck full of grain, with her rake. She stopped the truck and called us ‘Come on, come on, I have him stopped here! Hurry up!’ ‘I'm coming,’ said Gringa, ‘I haven't combed myContinuar Leyendo The story behind VUDAS or how a group of women stood up against the heart of agribusiness
“For us, the popular is just as important as the feminist”. The phrase summarises in a few words several hours of conversation with four women who are part of Casa Comunidad  (CC). We invite you to read about this powerful feminist organisation which set foot in their territories. It challenges the geographical limits ofContinuar Leyendo Casa Comunidad, a feminist and grassroot strategy for a more liveable world
This is an initiative of the Fondo de Mujeres del Sur, together with María Wonda Gallery. The exhibition "Miradas de mujeres" (Women’s Gazes) remained open to the public from 10 to 31 May at the Club House "Las Delicias". Ten women photographers from different aesthetics participated. We are attending an extraordinary moment in the historyContinuar Leyendo Ten Women Photographers Gathered their Perspectives for Gender Equality
We began to move the agenda of events for our 10 years transforming realities. The FMS participated in a marathon for the International Women's Day. We disseminated and made visible the cause of the women in the defence of water. On Sunday, March 18, the executive team of the Fondo de Mujeres del Sur participatedContinuar Leyendo We Ran with Dozens of Women in Support of Water Defenders
We travel to the American Chaco to register and make visible the struggle of women who defend their environmental rights, and tell you what our mission is as a women's fund. Watch and share this video!