Tag: Latin America

Prison Time for Women Who Use the Morning After Pill

There is terrible legislation being considered in Honduras which would send women to jail if they use the morning after pill. There is no exception for victims of sexual assault. The global activist group Avaaz is sounding the alarm on this terrible legislation, which is being actively debated in the Honduran Congress and may be “just days away.”

Colombia ensures free access to contraceptives

Way to go. The Colombian Government recently passed a law which guarantees access to free contraceptives, including surgical procedures such as vasectomy and tubal ligation. The law was proposed several years ago, but received the push into legislation from new…

About time.

Sixty-four years later, the United States apologizes for infecting Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis. It’s certainly too little too late, but at least it’s finally being acknowledged.

What I See and What I Don’t

Found via Think Progress, a video of an Associated Press reporter diving in oiled Gulf waters and living to tell the tale. I think that there are some really interesting things going on with this video, and they spark a…

Fetuses First

Amelia, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan woman, has a ten-year-old daughter. She also has cancer and desperately needs treatment, but is being denied care because she’s pregnant. Abortion is entirely illegal in Nicaragua, even in a case like Amelia’s where she needs…

Justice for the Women of Atenco

From an Amnesty International email that just landed in my inbox: Last month, the Mexican Supreme Court confirmed that women in San Salvador Atenco suffered major physical and sexual abuse at the hands of police officers. But even with the…

Meeting Bill Clinton

(Note: details of the meeting follow my personal narrative!) A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to represent Feministe as a credentialed blogger at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, which kicks off today in NYC. I was…

saying goodbye on a good note…

It’s been my pleasure guest blogging here for the past two weeks. (I think I’ve overstepped by one day–Labor Day screwed me up.) I tried to touch on different topics of interest to me and hopefully of interest to some…