Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

27 November 2011

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: The Global Fund for Women

It's the end of the semester and I sadly do not have time to devote to properly participating in "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence." Instead I am pointing you to the Global Fund for Women's blog where they are doing an excellent job at showing you not just the work they do, but what these 16 days are all about such as:
  • Founded by the United Youth of Philippines – Women, Inc (UnYPhil-Women), this crisis center represents a “safe haven, an empowering place for women and girls” impacted daily by a conflict that has killed more than 150,000 people and displaced two million more.[link]
  • For the past 20 years, amidst wars in the former Yugoslavia, Women in Black remains a beacon of nonviolent resistance to militarism, war, sexism and nationalism. Whether standing still and silent on the streets of Belgrade or organizing theatrical performances, advocacy campaigns or street actions, Women in Black is a powerful voice in demanding gender justice.[link]
  • Kashindi, a widow and mother of six, has something to celebrate. After her husband’s death, her in-laws pressured her to marry her brother-in-law. When she refused, they responded by selling her house and land. However, with the assistance of Solidarité des Femmes Activistes pour la Défense des Droits Humains [Women Activists in Solidarity for the Defense of Human Rights (SOFAD)], Kashindi got her home back.[link]
I urge you to follow along as they continue their work of sharing stories of women around the world.


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