Nov-25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “You are useless and stupid; you never do anything right.” “If you leave the house again without my permission, you will really be sorry”. Violence against women starts with words. And while words do not produce the same kinds of visible marks as physical violence, their effects can be just as damaging. … [Read more...] about How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
October 1st - International Day of Older Persons. Let’s be honest, growing older is hard. And it is particularly hard for women who are least visible at this stage of life. Nearly 25% of the world’s women are age 50 and older and they account for more than half of the population 60 and older. Yet we know very little about what happens to them after age 49: their sexual … [Read more...] about The strange case of women who disappear at age 49
MAY 8TH, MOTHER´S DAY. I know that I am not alone in carrying with me daily a sense of unease about how much time I am away from my child and what effect that will have on him. Mothers’ stress about limited quality time with their children and their children’s wellbeing is a common thread of the conversations between mothers. And for single mothers, this stress is even more … [Read more...] about When I grow up I want to be like my mom
Para leer el post en español, haz click aquí. As a professional who has worked on issues of gender equality throughout my career, I am startled when I hear my 6 year old parroting certain things he hears at school or on TV -he can’t do something because it is “too girly,” inferring that it is inferior or that the use of force is cool and somehow means you are superior. These … [Read more...] about What can I do about violence against women and girls? Well, here is a starting point
Graphic Design: Lulú Angulo Para leer en español, hacer click aquí … [Read more...] about Violence against women in LAC: Let’s take a look