Chapter 2, The impacts of violence
Women defenders confront specific forms of violence with respect to men. Amongst the most common aggressions that women defenders in Mesoamerica experience are psychological threats, defamation, smear campaigns, threats, criminalisation, sexual violence or killings. Continue reading #UsWomenDefenders: The impacts of violence
Because of their work in defense of human rights, women human rights defenders challenge the traditional gender roles of the patriarchal society that keeps women in the domestic sphere. Continue reading Women defenders: the cornerstone of human rights defense
Chapter 1, Us, defenders – What does it mean to be a defender?
Being a woman human rights defender is a commitment for life. It implies breaking stereotypes defined by the patriarchal society in a context of structural inequalities, impunity, corruption, organised crime, misogyny, lgbt-phobia, hateful discourses, extractivism, neo-liberal policies and the closing of civic space. Continue reading Being a woman human rights defender
In the early hours of Sunday morning, under the light of a bright moon and with an invincible interior strength, women and their partners, the caregivers and dreamers of the Cuerpos Gramaticales collective woke up to carry out a special commemoration: after a year of preparation the day had arrived for the Cuerpos Gramaticales performance-action. Continue reading “Let’s plant ourselves in the earth so that our light shines out and gender-based violence does not even cast a shadow”
November 29 is the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders. Being a woman defender clearly implies a differential and disproportionate level of exposure and risk. Women defenders face stigma because they have abandoned the private sphere traditionally assigned to women by society and have put strength, Continue reading To be a Woman Human Right Defender