International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day, women around the globe will go on strike to protest labor inequality, fight for an end to dehumanization and discrimination against women, demand harsh penalties for femicide cases, promote state guarantees of economic rights and show the world what a day without women looks like.
The worldwide strike joins the tide of women-led movements across the planet that continue to resist patriarchal and gendered oppression on a daily basis by leading battles against sexual and state violence, calling for reproductive rights and fighting for a world that respects the environment.
This International Women’s Day, teleSUR takes an in-depth look at women’s struggles for social justice on the front lines of resistance across the Americas and beyond.
If You Watch One Thing
Peru Clinics to Provide Free Morning-After Contraception Pill
In an important step for reproductive rights, Peru has, for the first time, given the greenlight for medical personnel to offer free emergency contraception, known as the “morning-after pill,” through the country’s health centers. READ MORE
Women Demand Safe Access to Abortions Around the Globe
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 47,000 women die every year due to complications in the 22 million unsafe abortions around the world. Pro-choice advocates have long argued that outlawing abortion won’t stop women from seeking the procedure, but it will push them to dangerous last resorts. READ MORE