El hombre que abría tumbas

Lo más penoso ha sido la desatención de algunos ayuntamientos a las familias. Al principio, por dudas y miedos que poco a poco van desapareciendo. En algunos casos, por ideología contraria a reivindicar la memoria de los republicanos sociológicamente colocados en la izquierda.

Gender-South Africa: ‘There Is A Sense Of Vindication’

There Is A Sense Of Vindication - Gender-South Africa Miren Gutierrez* interviews THENJIWE MTINTSO, Ambassador of South Africa to Italy ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondary school by correspondence; arrested and banned by the apartheid…

GENDER: Laws, Budgets and Pigeonholes – Part 1

Miren Gutierrez* interviews INES ALBERDI, executive director of UNIFEM Ines Alberdi: "CEDAW is the means by which governments (can) advance gender equality" Credit:U.N. ROME, Nov 15 (IPS) - The fight for women's rights came about hand in hand with the struggle for democracy, civil rights and national liberation in different countries and periods, says Ines…

Q&A: Italian Women At A Loss

Miren Gutierrez* and Oriana Boselli interview IVANKA CORTI, former president of the CEDAW Committee ROME, Oct 21 (IPS) - On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Italy is far from attaining gender equality. "I think that something is changing...however, the Convention…

DEVELOPMENT: Plenty On the Plate – Part 2

By Miren Gutierrez* and Oriana Boselli An internally displaced person in Congo carries rations distributed by the World Food Programme. Credit:U.N. ROME, Oct 4 (IPS) - "From a current 6.5 billion population, a billion don't get enough to eat right now. Extrapolate that to 2020, and you begin to recognise why this is not just…

POLITICS-ITALY: Don’t Even Speak of Equality! – Part 2

By Miren Gutierrez* and Oriana Boselli The prevailing machismo in politics discourages women’s involvement Credit:Italian government ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Angelica Mucchi-Faina, psychology professor at the Perugia University, thinks that "in Italy you cannot even talk about equal opportunities for women in politics." However, Italy signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms…