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Guatemala: Indigenous Water Defender Lolita Chavez and Colleagues in Danger

For her work to defend her territory from unwanted and unregulated resource extraction, Lolita has suffered numerous threats, attacks and attempts on her life. She was granted precautionary measures to protect her life by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and lives with an armed guard by her side. However, while this guarantees some degree of protection, it is not nearly enough.

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Intimidation and death threats against Aura Lolita Chávez

Take action by sending a letter to the government of Guatemala in order to protect Aura Lolita Chávez, leader of the Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’ por la Defensa de la Vida, Madre Naturaleza, Tierra y Territorio - CPK (Council of K'iche' People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory)

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"Higui will be liberated by all of us together"

The strong organization of lesbian activists across Argentina achieved Higui’s release pending trial. Higui, an Argentine lesbian, was imprisoned for fatally wounding one of her attackers while trying to avoid being gang raped by a group of ten men.

Source: AWID

"Higui will be liberated by all of us together"

The strong organization of lesbian activists across Argentina achieved Higui’s release pending trial. Higui, an Argentine lesbian, was imprisoned for fatally wounding one of her attackers while trying to avoid being gang raped by a group of ten men.

Source: AWID

"Higui will be liberated by all of us together"

The strong organization of lesbian activists across Argentina achieved Higui’s release pending trial. Higui, an Argentine lesbian, was imprisoned for fatally wounding one of her attackers while trying to avoid being gang raped by a group of ten men.

Source: AWID

Fiction as a powerful way to talk about abortion

The book Código Rosa. Relatos sobre abortos [Pink Code. Narratives about abortions] is a collective creation emerging out of testimonies from women who’d had medical abortions and who had been accompanied in that decision by the Colectiva. AWID spoke to  Dahiana Belfiori, feminist activist, member of the Pink Relief Network and author of the book.

Source: AWID

Fiction as a powerful way to talk about abortion

The book Código Rosa. Relatos sobre abortos [Pink Code. Narratives about abortions] is a collective creation emerging out of testimonies from women who’d had medical abortions and who had been accompanied in that decision by the Colectiva. AWID spoke to  Dahiana Belfiori, feminist activist, member of the Pink Relief Network and author of the book.

Source: AWID

Fiction as a powerful way to talk about abortion

The book Código Rosa. Relatos sobre abortos [Pink Code. Narratives about abortions] is a collective creation emerging out of testimonies from women who’d had medical abortions and who had been accompanied in that decision by the Colectiva. AWID spoke to  Dahiana Belfiori, feminist activist, member of the Pink Relief Network and author of the book.

Source: AWID

Northern Triangle Senior Protection Specialist

Deadline: Until filled

Location: El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras

Organization: The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The Protection Specialist will serve as the lead on all Protection related issues facing populations of concern during assessment phase, and as appropriate, articulate and launch protection response.

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Urge El Salvador legislators to decriminalize abortion

Join the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion and Amnesty International to to reject the criminalisation of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women in El Salvador. Call on legislators to support the bill in order to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of women and girls.

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