Latin America Solidarity Centre

LASCWeds: No More: Combating Femicide and Machismo in Latin America


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 07/03/2018


Comhlámh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin

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Join us at LASC for a special International Women’s Day event to celebrate the women leading the charge against injustice throughout Latin America.
The situation in the region is truly dire. Out of the top 25 countries for femicides, 14 are in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Argentina, a woman is murdered every 30 hours. In Mexico, 6 women are murdered each day.
Facing this extreme and incessant repression, women have stepped into the spotlight, creating a mass movement – #NiUnaMenos – and calling for an end not only to violence and discrimination, but also to the culture that causes it – machismo.

Patty Abozalgo: Patty is a Peruvian human rights lawyer. She has worked extensively with conflict-affected populations in Peru and Colombia, and has previously worked with Trócaire. She currently specialises in trauma and communities in conflict at the Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth.

Laura Fano: Laura Fano Morrissey has worked in Mexico with indigenous and peasant communities, in Brazil with former street children, with Christian Aid London office as Advocacy Officer and for the UK advocacy network ABColombia. In 2014 Laura published the book “Invisible? Latin American Women Against Neoliberism” for Italian publishing house Ediesse, and has written for a range of publications on issues relating to Latin America. Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of London and is a LASC member.
Liam Bradshaw: Liam was active in the 1980s in support groups for Chile and Nicaragua in Dublin, and for El Salvador and Guatemala in London. He has visited various countries in La
tin America and been a member of LASC for more than 10 years. For the last six years, he has lived in Chiapas, Mexico, where he accompanies education processes in autonomous indigenous communities, and works as a translator for human rights defenders International Service for Peace.

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LASCWeds: No More: Combating Femicide and Machismo in Latin America