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Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first day of the annual 16 Days Campaign. Today is a day to honor the women who have suffered gender-based violence and celebrate the myriad of resources and … Continue reading
Love this. Subheading reads: “The bottom has “In Puerto Rico, 1/3 of the women of child-bearing age – sterilized/ In the U.S., 20% of Black married women – sterilized/ In India, men and women sterilized by law./ Too many people … Continue reading
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Ever wondered about the history of Afro-Latinos before? I know that in the U.S., there history is often erased or hidden behind our image of what it means to be African-American, and what it means to be Latino. But, in … Continue reading
Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the fact that Brazil’s fertility rate has dropped an astonishing amount in the past generation, to the point that it is now slightly below replacement level at 1.9 children per woman. This … Continue reading
Secure Communities is a federally funded program designed to aid in identifying undocumented criminals in order to deport them out of the United States. Essentially, what it does, is require that anyone who passes through the hands of law enforcement … Continue reading
I really dislike the term “hispanic.” Really. I dislike it for a variety of reasons, but firstly because it excludes me. I’m half white, half Brazilian. Does that make me “Hispanic”? We speak Portuguese in Brazil, so Spanish is neither … Continue reading