A new documentary - 'The Hour of the Furnaces' - details the devastation caused by large-scale agribusiness in Argentina, including the displacement of communities from their lands, and soaring rates of cancer and malformation caused by agrotoxins. ... See MoreSee Less
No More: Combating Femicide and Machismo in Latin AmericaMarch 7, 2018, 7:00pmTBCJoin 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.
Featuring: 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮 𝗭𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗮: Karla is a Mexican professor who has worked in the faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala, Mexico. She has just completed her second Masters in International Relations with DCU, specialising in Human Rights, International Law, Climate Change and Developmental Politics, and the United Nations. Her thesis focused on femicide and the violation of women's rights in Mexico. She currently works in DCU Language Services as the Social Programme Coordinator for international students.
𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗙𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘆: 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 Latin 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.... See MoreSee Less
Good news regarding Bolivia. After a wait of almost 15 years, victims of the violent state repression in October 2003 finally have the possibility of justice. A trial date has been announced for the case against former president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve got thrilling news today: After more than 10 years of litigation, our case, Mamani et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín, is finally headed to trial. This is an historic event. It’s the first time a former head of state will stand trial in the U.S. for human rights abuses.