intersecting violences but no butterfliesPosted: June 8, 2011
Women need to be empowered with knowledge that will be tools in the search for alternative survival strategies in a globalised world.”
Mabel Aguirre, MEC – Nicaragua
Further to our post earlier this week on violence against women in Nicaragua, a more in-depth analysis than Amnesty’s butterflies is offered by the Central America Women’s Network. Celebrating 25 years of campaigning this year, the feminist organisation has been highlighting the abuse of women’s human rights for all this time, whether the abuses be physical or emotional, economic or social.
Their latest publication is the Intersecting Violences report. It reviews feminist theories of violence against women and poverty in Latin America.
CAWN have also been at the forefront of reporting the oppression against women’s organisations in Honduras after the coup, and the part feminists are playing in the Honduran Resistance. See here for a statement from one of their partners in Honduras, CEM-H.