Author: Desirée Viteri Almeida

Women Strike 2020 On International Women’s Day

Every year on International Women’s Day, vast numbers of women around the world march for women’s rights. These strikes have different objectives in every country; in Latin American countries, the strikes were a  protest against sexist violence in all its forms and expressions: sexual, social, cultural, political and economic. To

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“Be A Lady They Said”

“Be a Lady They Said” is a feminist video that has recently gone viral. The video is intense, and it deals with the unnecessary social sexist pressures women face every day. On it, American actress Cynthia Nixon discusses the phrases and comments that women listen to and put up with

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Chhaupadi Practice: A Killer And Dangerous Tradition Against Women

Even in the 21st century, stigmas know no borders and unfortunately, in several countries’ women must face very cruel realities since the world is full of myths that stigmatize menstruation. In many cultures in Asia, being a woman affects the way of life according to the civilization or ethnic group

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“A Rapist In Your Path”

Paula Cometa, Lea Cáceres, Sibila Sotomayor, and Dafne Valdés are the four Chilean women known as Las Tesis collective. They are the creators of the performance “A Rapist In Your Path” that has travelled the whole world. These four women, who created the performance as a protest against sexual violence,

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Australian Bushfires: Biological Apocalypse

Since September 2019, a large wave of fires has impacted several regions of the state of New South Wales and other coasts of Australia. Now, in the state of Victoria, the fire season has just begun. Although it is impossible to know exact figures, approximately 6.300,000 hectares have been burned,

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Diego: Galapagos Species-Saving Giant Tortoise Returns Home

Long before the Galapagos National Park was created in 1959, several tortoises were extracted from the Galapagos Islands with scientific purposes. Diego, a giant tortoise over 100 years old native to the Galapagos Island, was one of them. More than 80 years ago, he was extracted from the archipelago to

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Indian Citizenship Protests

The possible modification of the Citizenship Law in India would grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi refugees who fled the religious persecution of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and entered Indian soil before December 31, 2014. This controversial norm has caused conflict and disturbances throughout the country

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