Latin American Feminism in Motion

Latin American Feminism in Motion
Date
18 November 2019, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Colloquium
Venue
IALS Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

Chair: 
Professor Linda Newson, Director Institute of Latin American Studies

Speakers:

Dr Abeyamí Ortega, Loughborough University London

Rachell Sánchez, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr Nadia Mosquera Muriel, Institute of Latin American Studies

Gisela Valle, Latin American Women's Rights Service, London



Blurb:
This panel discussion aims to foster greater understanding of the current state of struggles for women's rights in Latin America and place them within the contemporary political landscape of the region, with a focus on Brazil. Recent political changes in Brazil have brought new challenges for already vulnerable women’s movements across the country. Now more than ever, those working for the rights of women in Brazil around issues such as labour, reproductive justice, anti-racism, domestic violence, sexual violence, homophobia, transphobia and exploitation, are seeking to build and strengthen coalitions with other social movements. This shift has also made lines of academic research in solidarity with these mobilisations all the more urgent. The event will explore how the situation of women within struggles against anti-blackness, anti-indigeneity, homophobia, transphobia, wage inequality, violence and reproductive rights in the region, mirrors the vitality of current feminists struggles around the world.

Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871