#IWD2018 (3/5): When #MeToo arrived, #NiUnaMenos was already there

This #8M has been a day of important mobilization throughout the Latin America. Although more symbolic than real, many organizations have joined the International Women’s Strike. These protests coincide with an impulse of the international feminist movement derived from campaigns like #MeToo or #TimesUp. However, Latin America has produced its …

#IWD2018 (2/5): Online movements need to innovate to avoid disappearing

The #metoo movement got rolling when Hollywood actress @Alyssa_Milano requested women to publicly join the movement on 15 October 2017. It quickly spread to Sweden, and has managed to maintain both support and exposure over several months. Many didn’t think it would keep momentum for that long. In order to …

#IWD2018 (1/5): Why we need to focus on ICT in Women’s rights

International Women’s Day 2018 made social media explode with engagement world-wide. Hashtags such as #IWD2018, #PressforProgress, #TimeisNow and #Wikigap have been trending on Twitter for the past couple of days. Going online and turning to ICT tools (Information and Communication Technology) in the fight for women’s rights and equality is …

Black Panther, Representation and Activism

As many others, Black Panther made me feel excited about finally seeing some fair representation on the cinema screen. The important role and power of black women in the piece tickled the intersectional feminist in me, so I couldn’t help but think: What does this mean for African activism and …