Juana is more than a number. She had dreams and a life ahead of her. She loved her little children, worked from sun to sun and was the only bread-winner in her home. However, something was not right with her life. José, her ex-partner, did not leave her alone. From before separating, he mistreated her and beat her. She left him but that did not stop him from continuing to threaten her. Feeling desperate, she put the complaint in the National Police, but they did not give her the necessary protection. Shortly afterwards, José chased her, ambushed her and killed her. He coldly calculated everything. José is currently fugitive of justice and Juana’s three little children were left unprotected and orphaned.
By Carla López C., Executive Director of the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) and Co-chair of Prospera –the International Network of Women’s Funds.
On January 21, one day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an estimated four million people participated in the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches worldwide. There was a mix of feelings among the participants: strength, sorority, solidarity, anger, rebellion, humor, and hope. The march included many demands, among others, sexual and reproductive rights and actions for climate change. Even more than a protest of the new President’s policies, the March spoke to the vast power of intersectional social justice movements. + Ampliar
Por: Emma A. Chacón Alvarado.Corrían los años setentas; y yo siendo niña, donde el único referente que tenía de una relación de pareja era la heterosexual, no veía otra forma para poder expresar mi “amor” por otra mujer, sino a través de mis sueños; ahí lograba casarme con la compañerita que más me gustaba, ella de vestido blanco y yo de frac,… y mientras yo tenía ese sueño recurrente, ya muchas lesbianas luchaban por tener un espacio donde poder socializar.