Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Alicia Sanchez Gil
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Alicia Sanchez Gill
By Raquel Reichard | 07/20/2016 - 17:58

At a time when communities of color are under state-sanctioned attack, few people realize the ways structural and interpersonal violence simultaneously impact women, particularly AfroLatinas.


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This New Street Harassment Hotline Offers Free Support in English and Spanish 24/7
This New Street Harassment Hotline Offers Free Support in English and Spanish 24/7
By Raquel Reichard | 07/19/2016 - 18:42

From annoying whistling and catcalls to unwanted touching and stalking, street harassment is a serious problem, one that can become even more distressing when you feel like there’s nothing you can do to stop it.


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How This Nicaraguan Feminist Group Fights Gender-Based Violence in Central America
How This Nicaraguan Feminist Group Fights for Women and LGBTQ+ Rights
By Raquel Reichard | 07/19/2016 - 10:49

“The revolution cannot happen without women,” reads a sign at Programa Feminista La Corriente, a Nicaraguan feminist organization that educates and


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Eight Girls Rescued From Sex Trafficking in Pre-Olympic Rio Sweep
8 Girls Rescued From Sex Trafficking in Pre-Olympic Rio Sweep
By Raquel Reichard | 07/12/2016 - 09:09

Eight girls were rescued from a sex trafficking ring near the main Olympic hub in Rio de Janeiro, police said Sunday.


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Mexican Authorities Allegedly Torturing Women Inmates Through Sexual Violence
Mexican Authorities Allegedly Torturing Women Inmates Through Sexual Violence
By Raquel Reichard | 07/05/2016 - 14:31

Mexican police and armed forces have allegedly been torturing women detainees through sexual violence, according to a


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Brazilians Cover a Rio Beach With Underwear to Protest Rape Culture
Brazilians Cover a Rio Beach With Underwear to Protest Rape Culture
By Raquel Reichard | 06/09/2016 - 10:05

Brazilians came together at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Monday to place hundreds of red underwear on the sand in protest of violence against women following the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl,


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Inspiring Latina: Meet MelRo, the Model Fighting for Foster Care Reform
Inspiring Latina: Meet MelRo, the Model Fighting for Foster Care Reform
By Raquel Reichard | 06/07/2016 - 17:10

MelissaRoshan (“MelRo”) Potter’s life began in violence. She is the product of the rape of a 13-year-old girl.


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Brazilian Teen Girl Speaks Out About Brutal Gang Rape
Brazilian Teen Girl Speaks Out About Brutal Gang Rape
By Raquel Reichard | 06/01/2016 - 09:29

On an evening weekend in a Rio de Janeiro favela, a 16-year-old girl planned to visit her boyfriend.


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Salvadoreña Denied Asylum Review After Being Gang Raped in Her Home Country
Salvadoran Woman Denied Asylum Review After Brutal Gang Rape
By Cindy Casares | 05/20/2016 - 09:58

A 35-year-old undocumented woman, identified in court documents as E.G.S., has been denied a second review of her asylum case after she declared in a legal document that she was raped multiple times by members o


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Latina Mom in Detention Center Says Daughter Was Molested by a Detainee
Latina Mom in Detention Center Says Daughter Was Molested by a Detainee
By Raquel Reichard | 05/13/2016 - 12:50

A Salvadoran asylum-seeker currently being housed in a Texas immigration detention center alleges that her daughter, 12, was molested by a detainee,


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