This week in feminism south of the border

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A few of the pieces I’ve been reading on what feminists have been up to this week just south of the border:

Be sure to check out Red for Gender’s wonderful blog carnival, #dearcaribbean, with love  The series has covered topics ranging from victim-blaming to dictatorship, with writers from all around the Caribbean and its diaspora, and it’s still going!

Is pacification increasing violence against women in Rio’s favelas?

According to a report by the Institute For Global Labor and Human Rights, a maquiladora in Guatemala stole $6 million in wages and benefits from its workers-most of whom were indigenous Maya, and many of whom were probably women, as most maquiladora workers are.

Latinas respond to Republic standards set for immigration reform:

“The Standards do not advance the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship for the 11 million, would disadvantage women and families, and would further escalate the harmful militarization of border communities.”

Venezuelans push for legislation to legalize gay marriage.

In Latin America, 54% of women in work within the informal sector where they are paid significantly less than men, and women of color are paid less than white women.

Juliana probably dresses up like Frida Kahlo a little too often.



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Juliana is a writer, a speaker, and a consultant. Her blogging work focuses on feminist and racial justice movements lead by Latinas throughout the Americas, touching on issues such as environmental justice, immigration, colonization, land rights and indigenous movements. She has been a regular Contributor to Feministing since Spring of 2013, and also been published on the Huffington Post, Mic, and the Feminist Wire. Juliana studied Latin American and Latinx Studies at the University of California and is now based in the Bay Area where she has worked with various organizations on social media and communications strategy. In her free time, she likes to dance salsa and tango and practice Portuguese with her cousins via Skype.

Juliana is a Latina feminist writer and digital communications specialist living in California.

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