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Other Worlds's Blog (4)

WOMEN UP IN ARMS: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics.

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz, Other Worlds

March 18, 2015

"Office of Women for Dignity" at the Zapatista Autonomous Municipality "Caracol de Oventic," Chiapas, Mexico.

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are…


Added by Other Worlds on March 18, 2015 at 11:01 — No Comments


"What peasant and grassroots women want is to build a feminism pertinent to their realities." -Pamela Caro. 

November 4, 2014

Dr. Pamela Caro, Santiago, Chile

Interview Taken and Edited by Deepa Panchang and Beverly Bell

Pamela Caro is a director of the Program of Labor Citizenship with the Women’s Development Research…


Added by Other Worlds on November 4, 2014 at 21:16 — No Comments


By Beverly Bell

March 8, 2013

On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know. 

"It was thanks to God and Sister Simone." I heard this over and over in the mid-1990s as I was interviewing rape survivors in one of Port-au-Prince's shantytowns. The women were battling the…


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Women's Work: Gender and the Global Food System

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to participate in the creation of a new right: the right to food sovereignty. We reaffirm our will to act to change the capitalist and patriarchal world which puts the interests of the market before the rights of people. We will find the energy to establish our right to food sovereignty, carrier of hope…


Added by Other Worlds on March 5, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments

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