Gender Justice and Dismantling Patriarchy


Maudy Ucelo: “Good Living Is the Respectful and Valuable Relationship We Have With Nature”

Maudy María Ucelo is a World March of Women militant living in the Xinka territory, in Santa María Xalapan, department of Jalapa, western Guatemala. “I identify as a young Indigenous woman, because this is where my struggle comes from in community feminist and social movements in my territory,” she explains. This interview was collectively conducted by Capire and Real World Radio during…

Feminism, Environmentalism, Regional Integration: Interviews at Foz do Iguaçu Conference

Social movements, trade unions, and progressive government representatives met in February 22-24, 2024 in Foz do Iguaçu, in the tri-border area between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay in the Southern Cone. And why did they meet? To hold the Conference on the Integration of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples, organized by multiple political subjects throughout 2023. The conference was attended by…

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Building the region from the bottom-up

More than 3000 people from 26 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in the city of Foz de Iguazú, just a few steps from the triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay,  to participate in the Conference for the Integration of the Peoples.  From 22-23 February,  organisations and grassroots movements of the region: peasants, trade unions, students, feminists,…

Continuing the feminist struggle in the face of attacks on democracy

Dismantling and resisting patriarchy is essential to Food Sovereignty, forest management and democracy and in the struggle against oppressive economic systems and political institutions. Below are interviews with three people leading the charge toward a more just, equitable, and feminist world that centers gender justice.  How do patriarchy and other oppressions stand in the struggle for democracy and forests and…

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF NALU FARIA: PRESENT, TODAY AND ALWAYS!

These lines are destined to fail. They pursue an unachievable goal. How can we honour the life, ideas, thought and action of someone who gave her life to the people’s needs without hesitation, and who formed, and will continue to form, generations of women fighters? Nalu Faria was, and will continue to be, an essential reference figure for understanding grassroots,…

International Conference on Just and Feminist Energy Transition

Energy transition is one of the key ways to tackle climate change. The current energy system, based on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas, is a major emitter of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. These gases are responsible for global warming. But the problems of the current energy system lie not only in the type of energy and…

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A grassroots and feminist school

From 7 to 11 August 2023, the first in-person meeting of the Berta Cáceres International Feminist Organising School (IFOS) took place in Honduras. It was held at the ECOSOL training centre in the Comayagua department, a historic area of social resistance. "Berta understood the importance of political training and alliances to strengthen the movement. She taught us a lot and…

Fashion passes, harm remains, and women resist

On 24 April, we remember and stand in solidarity with the victims of the fast fashion industry, the women who died working in the highly precarious textile workshops of the Rana Plaza building, in Bangladesh, in 2013. This a Day marked by the World March of Women to show that the crimes committed by transnational corporations against women still continue.…

Women: in offices and streets, in cities, mountains and forests

In the framework of March 8th, International Women's Day, Friends of the Earth International, in collaboration with Real World Radio and ERA – Friends of the Earth Nigeria, released a video that recounts the struggles of women throughout the world. Different spheres of daily and public life, as well as different times. In addition to the struggle and historical rebellion of…

Monoculture plantations destroying forests and communities across East Asia

Agrcommodities have been ravaging forests across Malaysia and East Asia for decades. Since the 1990s, monoculture plantations have replaced logging, yet they are no less destructive on the environment or communities. “You can see the movement of the transnational logging industry first in the Philippines, then after the forest is gone, Thailand and then Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.…