Freedom and Autonomy

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.

Más allá del estigma… mi vida, mis sueños, mis decisiones

Beyond the Stigma—My Life, My Dreams, My Choices

When I graduated high school at eighteen, I told my mom I wanted to work; I wanted to earn my own money and feel productive. With the help of a close acquaintance, I applied for a job, and I got it. I was happy
Everything was going great until, suddenly, after two months, they found out. Don’t ask me how. One day, they just said to me:
«No te necesitamos porque tienes VIH”

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.

Sexualidades en deconstrucción

Sexualities in Deconstruction

When we talk about sexuality, the power and autonomy of our bodies should not be limited. Sexuality – or better yet, sexualities – are plural, broad, and they constantly challenge us to rediscover our most intimate desires.