What does a woman leader look like? In Let's talk equality we had the chance to interview women who are leaders in what they do, but in very different ways. Different nationalities, jobs, and life stories are reflected in these brief portraits of women who have a lot to teach us. 1. Lidia Huayllas: “Prejudices have been left behind, now we can only move … [Read more...] about Three Interviews with Female Leaders You Can’t Miss
The problem with masculinity Most interventions directed at intimate partner violence are focused on responding to the violence and offering support to victims once it has already happened; but fewer focus on its prevention. To reduce intimate partner violence, it is necessary to direct our efforts towards the most common perpetrators: men. How? There are multiple ways to do … [Read more...] about Promoting healthy masculinities – via Whatsapp?
Artist, activist and feminist Lorena Wolffer is a Mexican artist and cultural activist. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to the intersection between artistic proposals and forms of feminist activism. Her projects aim to address issues related to the cultural production of gender and erase the boundaries between the so-called "high" and "low" culture. Through … [Read more...] about Lorena Wolffer: art against gender-based violence
Language is powerful and dynamic; it defines how we view the world. The words we use to communicate help us to form connections with others, our surroundings, and our own identities. Identifying ourselves in our own terms, with the pronouns we choose and being recognized with inclusive words is part of the democratization of language and the pride of being who we are. … [Read more...] about Pride in being who we are: The importance of inclusive language
By Laurence Telson* Spare the rod and spoil the child! Who in the Caribbean has not heard this cryptic biblical proverb that in itself brought swift punishment to one’s bottom for a crime once forgotten? The Caribbean is home to some of the wealthiest per capita countries in the LAC region. In terms of human development, two Caribbean countries - The … [Read more...] about Spare the rod and spoil the child? Discipline and violence in the Caribbean