Archive for August, 2010

Using art to change the world

Posted on August 24, 2010, by drini, under Gender Masala.

By Naoko Sakokawa,
Photographer and author

cardboardbox-artAs a child I lived on a beautiful island called Tanegashima, or flower seed island, which is located close to the south most part of the Kyushu island. I was brought up there with lots of other relatives and led a serene and happy childhood even though my parents worked hard as farmers and we were economically not as rich as people in the big cities in Japan. (more…)


¿Femicidio, feminicidio? El genocidio necesita un nombre en América Latina

Posted on August 16, 2010, by Kudzai, under Gender Masala, estereotipo, gender, human rights, media, mujeres, violence, violencia.

unos_cuantos_piquetitos_frida_khalo_blog12agostoPor Diana Cariboni

Mi pregunta fue por qué en algunos países se llama femicidio y en otros feminicidio al asesinato de mujeres por razón de su sexo. Las feministas reunidas en San Salvador, en un taller organizado por el Comité de América Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer (Cladem), me mostraron que no era cuestión de una palabra u otra, sino una polémica no zanjada.



A female”hibakusha” speaks out

Posted on August 9, 2010, by drini, under Gender Masala, gender.

peaceparade. New York

peace parade. New York. May 2010

by Toshiko Hamamako

Thank you for asking me to write about myself. I am happy to share my experiences.
Actually, it is only recently that I have begun to talk about my life as an atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki.  I am now 66 years old but I got the courage to talk to others only about two years ago. Till then I have kept the fact that I am an atomic bomb survivor just within my family. (more…)