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The rights of Zapatista women
Orsetta Bellani

Womens Revolutionary Law provides for access to political and military posts, fair wages, education, health, freedom from abuse and free choice of couples.

Fabiana wakes every morning at 4:30 a.m., like all the women in her community. She grinds the corn she boiled the night before until it becomes soft dough, from which she forms a few balls that once flattened and cooked on a griddle become tortillas. Fabiana, who is ethnically Tzotzil Maya, is 23 years old, with a husband and two children, and also a member of the support base for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).see more
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEANFor a quality education
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COSTA RICAAmple margin of victory for opposition
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Government’s candidate chose to withdraw from the second round leaving an open path for social democrat Luis Guillermo Solís to win the presidency.. see more
COLOMBIAUnreliable Congress
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26 percent of elected legislators have ties to paramilitaries.. see more
GUATEMALAFemicide courts: a beacon of light in the fight against impunity
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Amid highest murder rate for women in the country, specialized judges confront gender-based violence.. see more
MEXICOFemicides are a pandemic
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State action is nearly nonexistent in front of the increase in murders of women. . see more
EL SALVADORFor a violence-free life
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Women organizations demand tangible actions from government to eradicate gender violence.. see more
LATIN AMERICA / THE CARIBBEANA Global Atlas of Environmental Justice
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Interactive map gives visual context to social and environmental conflicts. see more
BRAZILProtests continue ahead of World Cup
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Less than three months before the largest soccer event in the world, mass demonstrations persist throughout the country.. see more
NICARAGUAAbsence of sexual education
Carmen Herrera
Lack of awareness and guidance are leading to an increase in adolescent pregnancies.. see more
BOLIVIALegal abortions for sexual assault victims
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Constitutional Court eliminates requirement of a judge authorization to terminate pregnancies resulting from criminal acts, or if the life or health of the woman is at risk.. see more
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