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 digital storyteller for social change. As a writer at Feministing since 2013, her work has focused on women's movements throughout the Americas for environmental justice, immigrant rights, and reproductive justice. In addition to her writing, Juliana is a Senior Campaigner at, where she works to close the gap between the powerful and everyone else by supporting people from across the country to launch, escalate and win their campaigns for justice.

Juliana is a Latina feminist writer and campaigner based in the Bay Area.

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