November 25th: International Day to End Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

By: Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report November 25, 1960 This was the day the Mirabal sisters-Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa-were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic after they fought against the dictator-U.S. installed and supported dictator-Rafael Trujillo. The Mirabal sisters, also known as “Las Mariposas”, story was depicted in the book, In the Time… Continue reading November 25th: International Day to End Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

The Latina Condition: Solidarity is not for all.

The Latina Condition: Solidarity is Not for All. By: Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report Latinas are not a homogenous group. According to the report "Fulfilling America's Future", Latinas are 1 in 5 women in the United States. Out of the group as a whole those of Mexican decent account for 64 percent with Puerto… Continue reading The Latina Condition: Solidarity is not for all.

The Importance of November 25th- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Importance of November 25th-International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence By: Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report November 25, 1960 This was the day the Mirabal sisters-Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa-were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic after they… Continue reading The Importance of November 25th- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women