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Women’s Rights

The status of Women’s Rights in Latin America and the rest of the world.
This event is in English
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 19.30
wo 10 mei 2017, 19.30
IJ Zaal
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Latin America is perhaps one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Countries like Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador are leading the statistics in violent deaths of women (femicide) and forced disappearances. At the same time the power of the military is increasing due to the war on drugs and organized crime. We will talk with Women’s Rights activists both here in Amsterdam and via Skype in Latin America and we will compare the situation there with the situation elsewhere and how organizations in the Netherland and Latin-America can work together.

Latin America is perhaps one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Countries like Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador are leading the statistics in violent deaths of women (femicide) and forced disappearances. At the same time the power of the military is increasing due to the war on drugs and organized crime.

Karen Mejía

Karen Mejía

As part of the Shelter City project, human rights lawyer Karen Mejía from Honduras is currently visiting Amsterdam. She has been working as a lawyer and activist for several feminist organizations. In Honduras, being an activist is one of the most dangerous occupations, as shown by the murder of Berta Caceres – a world-famous activist for indigeneous rights.

In Pakhuis de Zwijger Karen Mejia will speak about her work in Honduras and the issues she’s dealing with. Via Skype we will interview several women’s rights activists in Latin-America. And Shirin Musa, founder and director of Femmes for Freedom will look at the similarities between violence against women in Latin America and here and how organizations in the Netherlands and Latin-America and work together.

This event is in English
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 19.30
IJ Zaal
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