International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One in three women experience physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives, and these numbers are only the ones we know about. There are numerous reasons why women might not report acts of violence, but perhaps fourth-wave feminism is working towards changing the discourse through movements such as #metoo. This International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN Women is asking us to Orange the World and stand together against rape culture. Today will be…

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Kellys Confederadas – mobilising for the rights of hotel cleaners

Kellys Confederadas – mobilising for the rights of hotel cleaners

The ‘Kellys Confederadas’ movement started in the summer of 2014. Having read an article about hotel cleaners, friends Eulalia (Lali) and Ana contacted the journalist who’d written the piece, Ernest Cañada, and offered to share their own experiences as cleaners. Ernest was keen to hear more, so for the first interview they brought together 20 women, all cleaners from the Lloret de Mar region. They proceeded to share their stories, talking about the working conditions they’d experienced across properties of…

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