Regional Articles Archives for December 2011

From Nov. 25- Dec. 11, approximately two thousand feminists located across El Salvador mobilized through protests, speeches and more in a large scale initiative to combat violence against women. AMS (Association for the Self-Determination and Development of Women), The Feminist Collective , the COMUN Collective, The Union of Women and other feminist organizations were leaders in this effort to demand that the government of El Salvador comply with its promises to quell the alarming trend of violence against women.

Worldwide, soaring food prices, mounting unemployment, Wall Street scandals, and countries on the brink of financial default have given rise to protests that have brought down entire governments. Citizens everywhere are mobilizing to demand accountability for the global financial crisis. As media and opinion leaders race to make sense of these burgeoning political movements, they are hardly a new phenomenon.