Thousands of protesters in cities around the world have gathered over the past days in support of Poles who have taken to the streets after a court ruling further limited the country's restrictive abortion laws.8 comments
Cities across Chile erupted in mass celebration and outrage on Sunday as women and their supporters rallied for International Women's Day. In Santiago, Dignity plaza that has become the city's ground zero for protests in recent months could not contain the crowd, extending for blocks along significant boulevards. Marches were under way in several cities, with others to follow on Sunday evening.
From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, The Rapist is You! - the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group - has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.
A Russian participant in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires has been disqualified for violence towards his partner, the organizers said on Wednesday. The incident happened after the duo, a husband and wife, took part in the semi-final of the competition on Tuesday in the Argentine capital.
Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women.
In a local replica of the #MeToo movement, actress/model Thelma Fardin last week announced with the backing of radical feminist groups that she had been abused by actor Juan Darthes while on tour in Nicaragua. At the time of the alleged abuse in 2009, Fardin was 16 and therefore a minor. Darthes has already been “buried alive” and any show or commercial ad with his face has been removed from national TV.
As the project to rename Santiago's international airport is back under the spotlight, feminist groups have brought the attention to the fact that 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is not worthy of that honour.
The Inter-American Council for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) today organized a meeting that featured Secretary General Luis Almagro, White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and the President and CEO the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ray W. Washburne, to discuss “Financial Empowerment of Women for the Sustainable Social and Economic Development of the Americas.”
Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has given 11 of his 17 cabinet posts to women, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Europe. A self-styled feminist, Sánchez' choice was in marked contrast to the male-dominated executives of ex-PM Mariano Rajoy, ousted last week.
French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement on Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity. “The vast majority are being hypocritical and ridiculous,” she told the French magazine Paris Match.