Other Worlds's Blog – March 2013 Archive (2)

SISTER SIMONE: EULOGY FOR A HAITIAN HEROINE

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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Added by Other Worlds on March 8, 2013 at 22:55 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Other Worlds on March 5, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments

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