‘…feminists, human rights activists and
women’s organisations in Latin America have succeeded in forcing
government, institutions and public opinion to consider VAW as a violation
of human rights and a public social phenomenon, rather than an issue confined
to the private sphere.’
There are many inspirational examples of women’s organisations working with few resources but a huge commitment to make their voices heard in protest against violations of women’s rights. The importance of solidarity between women within communities and North and South to bridge social, cultural, racial and ethnic differences and find commonalities is an integral part of the struggle that brings women together for a common cause, to support and help each other to find solutions. There are many instances of small steps and big achievements that have come about as a result of women working together on the path to change structural inequalities, discrimination and to eradicate VAW.
The case study we present here is of two such organisations
united in their commitment to fight for women’s rights.
|Legitimising and Tolerating Violence||CAWN UK and CEM-H Honduras|