Sandra Ramos Tour 29 October to 8 November

12 November 2015

Sandra Ramos, the director of MEC, the Maria Elena Cuadra Women’s Movement of employed and unemployed women in Nicaragua visited London and during her 10 day stay  was kept very busy. Among the  pubic events organised, she gave a talk to LSE students who are members of the Central America Society  and the Gender Institute whose interests vary from economics, politics and gender issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nicaraguan Partner, Sandra Ramos, on London speaker tour

3 November 2015

Sandra Ramos, founder and Director of the Maria Elena Cuadra’s Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women (MEC) is visiting London during the first week of November. MEC was founded in 1994. It is an autonomous, grassroots feminist organisation, bringing together over 75,000 women and working to promote the rights of women in Nicaragua. Read the rest of this entry »

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Briefing Paper: Women’s Reproductive Rights

13 October 2015

During the last Festival of Choice (September 22-28), which commemorates the Global Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion, CAWN presented a new briefing paper on Women’s Reproductive Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Festival of Choice || 22-28 September

21 September 2015

Tomorrow starts the second edition of the Festival of Choice, a week of events to raise awareness of threats to reproductive rights and the plight of women and girls in countries around the world who do not have access to safe and legal abortion. The Festival also wishes to celebrate solidarity and activism and to strengthen and support the pro-choice message, locally and globally. CAWN has been actively involved in the organisation of the Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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Patriarchy and re-colonisation: the long shadow of Ortega and the Nicaraguan Canal Project

7 September 2015

British-Nicaraguan feminist writer Helen Dixon interviews Patricia Orozco, a Nicaraguan feminist and radio journalist with a long history of involvement in social activism and communication. Patricia is currently active in feminist and media circles, as well as working for women’s rights, community development and grassroots organisation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Honduran people’s demands for a UN-backed Commission Against Impunity and Corruption

11 July 2015

The Environmental Network for Central America (ENCA) has started an online petition to help gather individual voices of support with the Honduras’ people who are currently marching in the largest protests their country has ever seen, demanding an end to corruption. These demands are growing, but they need international support to pressure their government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film screening of ‘Portraits of a Search’ and solidarity with the families of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa

9 June 2015

This Thursday 11 of June, the Institute of the Americas will be screening the documentary ‘Portraits of a Search’ (‘Retratos de una Búsqueda’, Mexico, 2014), directed by Alicia Calderón. The documentary follows the steps of three mothers in the search of their disappeared children, in a Mexico where more than 20.000 people have disappeared as “collateral damage” since the beginning of the “war on drugs”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Join the online action for May 28, International Day of Action for Women’s Health!

26 May 2015

 

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health and it provides a great opportunity to remind our government leaders that Women’s Health Matters.

This year’s campaign focuses in ensuring that the Post-2015 Development agenda addresses women and girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. One form of violence women from many part of the world suffer on a far too regular basis is the denial of their right to access sexual and reproductive health services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Statement by CODEMUH and REDCAM for Workers’ Memorial Day and International Workers’ Day

5 May 2015

The Honduran Women’s Collective (CODEMUH) and REDCAM have issued statements regarding the current work conditions of maquila workers in Honduras. Read the rest of this entry »

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New film: Justice for My Sister – Guatemala Domestic Violence Case Challenges for Justice

8 April 2015

Justice for My Sister‘ follows one Guatemalan woman during her three-year battle to hold her sister’s killer accountable. She encounters many obstacles: a police record that is missing, a judge who is accused of killing his own wife, and witnesses who are too afraid to testify. Read the rest of this entry »

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