By Alice Driver* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @aliceldriver When I lived in Mexico City, I traversed the city in metros and buses so packed that you had no control over who was touching you. Every woman I know, including myself, had a story of being groped, assaulted, or intimidated on public transportation. The violence of everyday life for women often … [Read more...] about The violence of everyday life #YesAllWomen #SíTodasLasMujeres
Para leer en español, haz click aquí [vsw id="VbISE9IM5Sk" source="youtube" width="500" height="344" autoplay="no"] Seguir a @LuisMarquez_F I am from Mexico. That is why you wouldn’t be surprised if I admit that I am a huge soccer (fútbol) fan. That is exactly why I was completely shocked when, in the middle of the World Cup in Brazil, I read an article about how … [Read more...] about The dark side of post-World Cup celebrations: more violence against women
By Gary Barker* Para leer en español, haz click aquí Women’s participation in the labor force continues to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean. Indeed, that growth is one of the reasons the region is now – with all its inequalities – middle income. There are five women heads of State, and women are increasingly visible in public and private sector leadership. Women are … [Read more...] about When women go to work, where do men go?
By Alice Driver* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @aliceldriver The pressure to find the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls didn’t initially come from the Nigerian government, from international heads of state, or from news organizations. It mounted on Twitter with a flowing river of hashtags– #BringBackOurGirls, #BringBackOurDaughters–hashtags that then made … [Read more...] about Hashtag activism: #BringBackOurGirls
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí I have been a professional working woman for two decades, but I am a relative new working mother. From the beginning of my journey into parenthood, I embarked on the quest for a manageable balance between professional and family lives. Indeed, it has been a juggling act. But, what I have come to understand is the truly epidemic nature of … [Read more...] about Working mothers: jugglers extraordinaire