La penalización del aborto vs la lucha por la vida de las mujeres

La penalización del aborto vs la lucha por la vida de las mujeres

La penalización absoluta o parcial del aborto en El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala pone en riesgo la vida y la libertad de las mujeres y todas las personas con capacidad de gestar, coadyuva a que miles de niñas sigan convirtiéndose en madres y niega el derecho a la interrupción del embarazo que, desde la cosmovisión indígena, se ha dado desde hace siglos.

Economía feminista: Vivas, libres y desendeudadas nos queremos

Feminist Economics: We want ourselves alive, free, and debtless

“What do we mean when we say ‘economic violence’? Might it have something to do, for example, with the lack of access to housing or to a healthy environment? Might it have something to do with being excluded from the labor market or being unable to hold on to a job? How does that impact our bodies? How does it impact our day-to-day lives, our relationships, our ability to sustain ourselves day-to-day?

Covid-19 y autoritarismos en Centroamérica

COVID-19 and authoritarianism in Central America

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes have increased, repressive public policies have been implemented, cybernetic and institutional attacks against activists that were not aligned with authoritarian governments’ official narratives have risen, and militarization has been the governments’ response to the disease, which has resulted in the violation of human rights of various people and social groups—primarily women, and trans and non-binary people.

Cuerpos en lucha, derechos en disputa

Struggling Bodies, Disputed Rights

“Fundamentalism takes root and bears fruit in systems of social inequality,” and this inequality has been abetted by several historical characteristics, such as the centralization of public services in metropolitan areas at the expense of peripheral rural areas, the racial geopolitics that marks the Caribbean lowlands as a region for resource extraction that benefits the Pacific region, and the low levels of education in most of the isthmus, which often hinder people’s discernment and consequently foster breeding grounds for indoctrination.

Mujeres hondureñas crean un tejido solidario ante el extractivismo

Women’s Struggle against Extractivism in Honduras

Betty Vásquez Rivera, an indigenous Lenca feminist, serves as coordinator in Movimiento Ambientalista Santa Barbarense (MAS) de Mujeres por la Vida in Honduras. Her analysis and reflections, which are presented below, focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and hurricanes Eta and Iota, defenders’ struggle against the construction of large-scale projects that are presented as economic and development alternatives, and the Honduran government’s lack of response to recent natural disasters.