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.
Freedom and Autonomy
Yo crío. Cuidadoras en primera persona: la maternidad como valentía.
Ana Argelia Marcelly García, mujer de 72 años, maestra, gestora cultural, madre, abuela. Este es su testimonio en primera persona, en el que cuenta cómo se convirtió también en la guardiana de la memoria de su hija, la poeta Leyla Quintana, “Amada Libertad”.
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 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.
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.
Collective Care and Radical Healing
I guess the urgency of co-creating a feminist organisation grounded in radical healing and transformative feminist power came from the shock of the pandemic, from the interruption of the status quo that it brought, from the realisation that we couldn’t procrastinate any longer.
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.