Archivos por Etiqueta: Argentina

Second National Women’s Strike in Argentina: for Lucía Pérez and against the Patriarchal Judicial Power.

On Monday November 26, 2018 the Oral Criminal Court N° 1 of Mar del Plata announced the sentence for the femicide and rape of Lucía Pérez.

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Forum For A New Constitution in Argentina: Building a better future

The Forum for a New Constitution was presented on October 23 at the Hotel Bauen in the City of Buenos Aires. The opening panel comprised the constitutionalist and professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Guarantees, Eduardo Barcesat; the former judge and secretary of Justicia Legítima (Legitimate Justice), María Laura Garrigós de Rébori; the Italian-Argentine philosopher and politician Alberto Filippi; Chamber Judge and international law expert Stella Maris Biocca; and former Supreme Court Justice and current judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni.

The closing was held by the gender lawyer and general coordinator of the Constituyente Feminista (Feminist Constituent), Graciela Álvarez Agudo, the constitutional lawyer and Constitutional Law professor Juan Francisco Numa Soto, and the Constitutional Law professor and member of the Permanent Mercosur Review Court, Raúl Gustavo Ferreyra. The feminist cartoonist Romina Ferrer and the group of women percussionists TUMMBanda also participated.

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National Women’s Meeting in Argentina: on our way to Constitutional power

By Luxx Marina |

For thirty-three years women, lesbians, travestis*, trans and non-binaries met again and again at the Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres (National Women’s Meeting). From the beginning in 1986, when 1000 women gathered at the San Martín Theater, the Encuentro has not stopped growing and never stopped its march. Tens of thousands of people organize their year based on the October trip. The host city is flooded by the presence of women and dissidence. Schools are transformed into collective homes. Machismo always reacts, however. Alarmist campaigns from the Catholic and evangelical churches, repression and intimidation from the police, attacks and aggressions on the part of male neighbors, are some of the usual responses. But solidarity always wins. We meet with joy and we participate with enthusiasm. For many, this is the most intense and rewarding moment of the year.
*Travesti is the political identity of some groups in Argentina, which appropriated this slur to remember and honor their fight for identity rights. They do not consider themselves tans women, but a different gender entirely.

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Argentina debates abortion: The green fire keeps spreading

The movement of women, lesbians, travestis, trans and non-binary folk in Argentina has faced its biggest political battle this year. The treatment of the law of voluntary interruption of pregnancy in the Congress catapulted us to our highest level of organization and mobilization. The marches and vigils, the pañuelazos (demonstrations with green handkerchiefs) and twitterstorms, the thousands of information campaigns throughout the country, are the result of decades of feminist build-up.

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Un congreso internacional por la abolición de la trata y la explotación sexual

El 17, 18 y 19 de mayo se realizó el I Congreso Abolicionista Internacional en el Centro Cultural San Martín, ciudad de Buenos Aires. Con paneles, debates y testimonios, se abordó la problemática de la trata de personas para explotación sexual desde diversas perspectivas. El Congreso incluyó presentaciones de libros y fue transmitido en vivo por las redes sociales.

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Entrevista en Radio Nacional sobre el Paro Internacional de Mujeres

Participación de Lucía Sangiorgio en el programa “Mujeres… ¡De acá!” el domingo 5 de Marzo de 2017 con la conducción de Marcela Ojeda y Valeria Sanpedro. Hablamos sobre la historia del Paro Internacional de Mujeres, sus reclamos y los desafíos para el futuro. Para escuchar el programa completo: click aquí

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