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Outreach 2020: The Dominican Republic and Costa Rica

Outreach 2020: The Dominican Republic and Costa Rica

“This space was created with the idea that we would change the world, but then COVID happened and it changed us.” Activist - Dominican Republic. 2020 was a year of challenges for everyone. Government-imposed lockdowns and measures increased the complexity experienced by a region that was already facing a context of crisis. Not being able to meet in person was a huge obstacle, transforming the actions of movements that work f...


12
Aug

Special on Indigenous Women and Territories in the F...

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic unleashed a crisis that has impacted a wide range of arenas, with particular consequences in community life. In Latin America, the crisis has revealed and increas...

28
Jul

Black women: resistance to extermination

Quite often, I am asked about how I became a feminist. This question is a commonplace for black Brazilian women. At the end of the day, since we were born as black individuals in the last count...

28
Jul

Anti-Racism is permanent

Racism has never been talked about so much. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, movements, collectives, organizations, study groups, and networks are emerging or strengthening of Black ...

27
Jul

Getting to know myself in the Garifuna sisterhood

My afro-descendant roots are still unknown to me; although they are evident in my curls, my hips and skin color, which denote a history and roots of African heritage and that I am an afro-desce...

15
May

Outreach visit to Guatemala

"The fight itself moves us. We are many. I am not alone."

From November 25 to Decem...

23
Apr

The practice of Collective Care in times of Coronavi...

In times of coronavirus (COVID-19), the emergency with which we have to deal with chaos tests the ability to relate to each...

27
Mar

Health crisis: a reflection on uncertainty

Almost a year ago, I went to a donor meeting to discuss and analyze the closing of civil society spaces. Two of the central themes of the conversation were how we imagined the future and dystop...

13
Feb

Mapeo Discapacidad y Feminismos: visibilizar los eje...

Es urgente y necesario reconocer los relatos de las Mujeres con Discapacidad y ampliar el diálogo para construir agendas comunes.

“La revolución feminista será interseccional o no será”

Con ayuda d...

3
Oct

2019 Strategic Grants: in the CARE of our territorie...

Between August 18th and 23rd , we met in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with 18 women's organizations from different territories of Latin America. We exchanged experience...

3
Oct

Relocation strategies for the care of life

Every year, the Rapid Response Grants (RRGs) team organizes an encounter for systematizing experiences centered on a topic identified as a trend in Latin America...

3
Oct

Together supporting the Amazon

We express our solidarity against the ecocide suffered throughout Latin America and the world due to the fires in the Amazon region of Brazil, Bolivia and Paragu...

3
Sep

NEW communications channels with the Rapid Response ...

We have TWO NEW communication channels for concerns and procedures on Rapid Response Grants

+57 313 5529363

+57 313 5532423

On the regular communication channel, you’ll keep reaching Technical Sup...

15
Jul

International community emergency call for Colombia

On June 6th, 2019, the campaign: “Comunidad internacional en alerta por una Colombia en paz” (“International community – emergency call for a Colombia in...

31
May

The Seed - the mother - the adventurer

Eleanor Douglas was born in Winnipeg, a cold and small town in western Canada. At 21, she decided to undertake a trip by land in search of the mysteries of Latin...

2
Aug

Mercury in retrograde made us think…

The importance of making a PAUSE and to celebrate first, between us

¿Did you celebrate the life of those who share your path and ...

27
May

Reconference CREA 2019

From April 10 and 12 we participated in the CREA #Recon2019 event, which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. We had the opportunity to attend in the company of Luna Irazábal, a young ...

24
May

IFF Participation: CARE AT the CENTER

From April 1 to 5, 2019 Sara Munárriz, Communications Coordinator and Alejandra Henriquez, Communications Officer for FAU-AL participated in the Internet Freedom Festival – Val...

23
May

Resistance under Attack: Warning Against the Situati...

As 2019 has progressed, the violence, attacks, repression, and killing of social leaders in Colombia has become increasingly disheartening. Attacks against wome...

27
May

Brazil: Response and Resistance in the Midst of Cris...

Each year, the Rapid Response Support team chooses and visits a country in the region, to approach the women's and feminist movement, personally talk with the activists-defenders a...

17
May

Ethical and Political Care for Sustainable Activism

On December 1 and 2, 2018, UAF-LAC participated in XII Convening of Women Activists and Civil Society Leaders. This event is convened each year by the Platform PRO CUIDADOS (PRO CA...

18
Mar

JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF THE WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS ...

We invite you to join us and participate in the campaign “Por la Libertad de las Presas Políticas de Nicaragua.”

Since April ...

25
Feb

Honduran Ancestral Resistance: Embracing the protect...

Between January 21st and 25th, we accompanied the Feminist Solidarity Mission “The Hug,” organized by the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative and the National Network of Wom...

5
Dec

Young and feminist voices in Nicaragua: Those who RE...

For almost eight months Nicaragua has been immersed in a political, economic, and social crisis. During the last 11 years, the despotic methods implemented by Da...

28
Sep

Organized Feminist Response is Taking Safe Abortion ...

More and more, everybody is talking about abortion. This includes people who practice abortions and those who don't, doctors and journalists, feminist and anti-rights groups. With the 13J and 8A...

11
Oct

SUPPORTING FEMINIST AND QUEER ACTIVISTS UNDER GROWIN...

Viktoria Marinova. Image courtesy of npr.org.

Within women human rights activist circles, the recent rape and murder of Viktoria Marinova, journalist covering EU corruption, is all too familiar to circumst...

30
Jul

DIALOGUE RELATED TO SECURITY AND CARE AMONG ACTIVIST...

Here, in this space of sharing, is an opportune moment to talk about security and care among activists, together with representatives of the Latin American feminist movement. This ...

18
Sep

Trip to Nicaragua

In May 2017 we held our "outreach" or recognition visit to Nicaragua. We met with 64 organizations to learn about the country's context, the current situation, a...

21
Sep

Politics of care: a transformative practice in socia...

Why is it important to reflect on the struggles one identifies with and with the feelings one relates to those struggles? Were the starting questions posed by UAF-Latin America and FRIDA| The Young Feminist Fund p...

24
May

Strategic Grants for the defense of Land, Body-Terri...

In the context of the GAGGA alliance, we opened a third call for applications for Strategic Grants, for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and...

24
May

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FEMINIST FUNDS

The Feminist Funds express our solidarity with the resistance of Nicaragua's women's movement and feminists, who together with the organized civil society, have faced state repression in the streets of this Central America...

30
Jul

20 years after the UN Declaration on Human Rights De...

The Urgent Action Funds (Latin America and the United States), together with international human rights coalitions and in collaboration with the HRC Special Procedures, convened a ...

18
Sep

Convening against Religious Fundamentalism

On June 13th, 14th, and 15th in Rionegro, Antioquia we brought together 20 organizations from Mexico, El Salvador, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Hond...


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