Para leer en español, hacer click aquí I recently visited the re-opened Mauritiushuis, an art museum in The Hague, Holland, where I was able to appreciate some amazing paintings. One in particular caught my attention; a Rembrandt painting called Two Moors, dating back to 1661. It is a very unusual painting for its time given that African descendants were rarely the object … [Read more...] about “Two Moors” by Rembrandt, just good intentions?
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People By Hans Shulz* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, a time to celebrate the contributions of the approximately 370 million diverse global indigenous cultures. And to celebrate, I want to reflect on an experience that allowed my team to work with an … [Read more...] about More than just writing checks: volunteerism celebrates indigenous people
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?