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21 Maio 2021
Por Pâmella Passos

Há alguns anos atrás conheci o texto “Falando em línguas: uma carta para as mulheres escritoras do terceiro mundo”1 de Glória Anzaldua. Incentivadora da escrita das mulheres, a estudiosa de teoria cultural chicana, feminista e lésbica convoca as mulheres do então chamado “terceiro mundo” a escrever e reconhece na escrita uma forma, a meu ver, de criação, sobrevivência.

Blog Post
20 Janeiro 2021

Op-Ed published in on 20 January 2021

In recent weeks – that have been dominated by challenging and difficult news – it has been great to see Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason take up Ireland’s seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC), and for her to be already promoting an agenda around women, peace and security.

Ireland starts its two-year term at a time when the international rules-based system has never been under greater threat.

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Atziri Avila
3 Julho 2020
Por Atziri Ávila López

Atziri Elizabeth Ávila López is a woman human rights defender and journalist from Oaxaca, Mexico working with Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio (OCNF) (The National Citizen’s Observatory on Femicide), a citizen’s network made up of 43 organisations. The work of OCNF is aimed at contributing to the guaranteed rights of women to a life free of violence. As well as her work with OCNF, Atziri is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico.

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27 Março 2020
Por FLD East Asia Team

In mid-February 2020, as the coronavirus outbreak led to cities and counties across China imposing strict lockdown, a mother surnamed Wang and her two young children, with luggage in tow, walked for almost five hours in an attempt to return to their hometown in a neighbouring county after she was beaten by her abusive ex-husband.

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Medal Paulo Frota - CPT Para 1
12 Dezembro 2019
Por Andreia Silverio

Com pelo menos dez trabalhadores e trabalhadoras rurais e lideranças assassinadas em 2019, em um contexto de aumento de violência contra quem defende direitos humanos, alimentada por um discurso de ódio proveniente dos mais altos cargos, pareceria haver pouco o que comemorar no Estado do Pará no Dia dos Direitos Humanos 2019.

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Pablo Lopez
6 Novembro 2019
Por Ligimat Perez

In the coming weeks, Pablo López Alavéz, an activist from a tiny village in southern Mexico, will learn his fate. The decision from a federal court may affect the fate of a part of the forest in the mountains of Oaxaca that he calls home. And some people hope it will also affect the future of land and environment defenders across Mexico.

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Hong Kong Protest
14 Agosto 2019

“If you drive 40 miles inland from Recife you go back in time 150 years.” Those were the words of a human rights defender from the Pastoral Land Commission in Pernambuco, Brazil, as he tried to explain the lawless brutality with which landowners managed their sugar cane plantations. The reach of the state is weak and the level of corruption and abuse of power is high.