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by Lindsee Gregory on July 11, 2019 on 11:31 am

In recent months, abortion bans have dominated the headlines. But these battles are not only happening in the U.S. We talked to colleagues and allies about abortion rights in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe – and what that means for people who need to access the full range of reproductive care.

by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 14, 2008 on 11:47 am

Alas de MariposaSince my return from Guatemala, I've been trying to keep up with the unfolding political repression in Nicaragua. I admit that it's impossible for me to watch from a rational distance. It's very personal for me because my work in Nicaragua with the Sandinista government in the 1980s, and my peace and solidarity activism into the 1990s are formative political experiences and the foundations of my passion and thinking about power and consciousness.

by Lisa VeneKlasen on October 11, 2008 on 9:11 pm

Dear friends,

Please read the urgent condemnation letter to register support for the Nicaraguan feminists who've been targeted by their government for their support for reproductive rights and criticism of the shrinking democratic space in that country. If you'd like your name and organization to go onto the letter, please send it to petateras@justassociates.org. This kind of solidarity means an enormous amount to the Nicaraguan and Mesoamerican feminists gathered at the Forum.

by Carrie Wilson on October 10, 2008 on 6:30 pm

Wow, what a week. It is hard to know where to start and exhaustion is setting in so my thoughts are all over the map. Perhaps I should begin by attempting to share some of the moments that stand out the most in my mind.

by JASS on October 7, 2008 on 11:29 pm

 

"Las Petateras," JASS's movement building allies in Mesoamerica, convened a press conference this morning to kick-off the activities planned during the Americas Social Forum, as well as to announce the declaration made by the Nobel Women's Initiative denouncing the violence, hostility and public smear campaign being conducted by Daniel Ortega's government in Nicaragua against outspoken feminist activists and leaders.

by Patience Mandishona on September 25, 2008 on 9:41 am

Commonwealth Munyonyo, Kampala was this year graced with the presence of at least 150 African women feminists who got together to continue with the feminist revolution. Throughout the 4 days women from at least 29 African countries planned, spoke, sang, danced and shared stories and thoughts from across Africa. The purpose of the AFF this year was to assess progress made on the commitments made at the AFF in 2006. It was also to mobilize efforts at national levels and develop best methodologies to implement the Charter of feminist principles of African feminists.

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