Posts by Natasha Leite

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    Women Deliver, but we can deliver more for all women

    June 14th, 2016     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    From May 16-19, Copenhagen held the largest conference on sexual and reproductive health rights and the advancement of the rights for women and girls in the last decade. Women Deliver gathered 5763 activists, educators, journalists, academics and others to discuss our new development framework (the Sustainable Development Goals) and some of the main issues women and girls are facing today. Hundreds of speakers - from Hilary Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Ban-ki Moon to the Crown Princesses of … READ MORE

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    Never Again Again

    June 1st, 2016     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    Content warning: this post discusses sexual violence. This platform intends to create safe spaces, so we want people to engage with the subject matter without unintentionally exposing you to anything that could be triggering or painful. Rage, anger and indignation have flooded social media in Brazil in the aftermath of one crime that shocked us to the core. 33 men raped a 16-year old in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and shared their crime on social media. … READ MORE

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    The “Spring” of Women’s Movements in Brazil

    December 23rd, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    If you are following the latest political news from Brazil you may have noticed that women are taking the frontlines of the legislative battle to uphold their already limited sexual and reproductive health rights. The background of this process is not a new one. A conservative wave has taken over Congress and, unfortunately, many of the bills being proposed are intended to take away many of the current guaranteed rights, which has raised the … READ MORE

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    What is behind the current wave of online misogyny?

    June 25th, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    Disclaimer: In order not to foster hate speech or give these groups more publicity I will not name them in this article. However, that information is readily available and any internet search with the main themes in this article will lead you to their page or the main proponents of. Some days it feels like the Internet is made of equal parts cat pictures and hate. Which is a shame, because I quite like cats. In … READ MORE

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    Behind the Looking Glass: overcoming racism and xenophobia in women´s rights claims

    December 14th, 2014     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    I’m a feminist. Well, that does not come as much of a surprise given the audience and the editorial lines of Shameless. But am I what could be labelled as an intersectional feminist? That means that I believe that gender is one of the power relations that permeates our societies, but we can not dissociate that dynamic from other power relations such as class, race/ethnicity, age and others. It makes discussions more complex, yes, as … READ MORE