Posts tagged "women"

Read more about Bolivia’s “fighting cholitas” in this Global Voices article.

Photo by Lorena Pajares, under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license

Happy International Woman’s Day!
Check out these photos of women from around the world in Lorena Pajares’ Flickr set “Mujeres del mundo” [Women of the world] (all photos, by the way, are under a Creative Commons license. Thank you Lorena!)

Photo by Lorena Pajares, under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license


Happy International Woman’s Day!

Check out these photos of women from around the world in Lorena Pajares’ Flickr set “Mujeres del mundo” [Women of the world] (all photos, by the way, are under a Creative Commons license. Thank you Lorena!)

Video of the Week: Women’s Economic Opportunity (via JESS3 and The Economist)

Video of the Week: “Preview: Reporting From Guatemala” -PBS NewsHour.

"Ray Suarez talks with Hari Sreenivasan about his reporting trip to Guatemala. The series, focusing on family plannning and violence against women, will air the second week of March"

Americas Quarterly explains further:

"PBS NewsHour has published and will air on March 7 and 8 a series of stories focusing on “Guatemala as a land of exquisite beauty, but also of exquisite agony.” Coverage will include slideshows about Guatemalan indigenous communities and timelines. On-the-ground reporting looks at the high rate of violence against women and educational programs to help girls and young women avoid gender-based violence. “The country is also hard hit with malnutrition and has one of the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality in the hemisphere,” writes Talea Miller.”

"According to Just Associates (JASS) more than half of the demonstrators protesting against the coup [against Manuel Zelaya] were women. A group called Feminists in Resistance was formed the same day of the coup in front of the presidential palace, marching under the slogan, “No coups and no violence against women.”“

continue reading @Latina Lista…

In December 2010, senators Evelyn Matthei (from the right-wing party Independent Democrat Union) and Fulvio Rossi (from the Socialist Party of Chile) presented a proposal to decriminalize therapeutic abortions, a procedure banned in 1989 during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. The proposal allows for a therapeutic abortion if the mother is carrying a nonviable fetus or her life is at risk. Bloggers have turned to the Internet to discuss the proposal.

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Video of the Week

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See for yourself what Mexican cowgirls are capable of. Check out Jason Margolis’ report here

Video of the Week: LATISM Blogueras- A look at Latina Bloggers

LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) released the first study on Latina bloggers. These are some key findings, as reported on their site (click here for full report):

  • Young: The largest group of respondents is between 30 and 39
  • Mothers: 83% has between 2 and 4 kids
  • Heads of household: 70% is either single, divorced or separated
  • Yearly Earnings: Of the respondents, 46.5% reports earnings of $80,000 – 89,000 a year, closely followed by 44% who earn $30,000 to $39,000 a year. Less than 3% reported earnings of $100,000 or more
  • Committed: 75% blog two or more times a week
  • 77% have invested in their own domain
  • 98% plus are active in social media
  • A surprising 72% blog primarily in English
  • 62.7% blog about Parenting, followed closely by Latino issues [54.4%]. Other popular topics included Heritage/Culture, Cooking/Recipes, Beauty/Fashion, Art, Technology and politics
  • While 37% of Latinas blog mostly about their ethnicity, most of them seldom or ever focus on this factor
  • Most feel being a Latina has helped them find sponsorships and readers and readers, but in general feel they get less opportunities compared to non-Latinas
  • Mobile Usage:
    • 81% use their cell phones to tweet
    • 90% use their cellphones for FaceBook
    • 93% use apps

Video of the Week- Sheryl WuDunn: Our century’s greatest injustice