‘Public health’, ‘social solidarity’ and a modern Greek tragedy…

By Dr. Maria Fotopoulou, Sofia Galinaki and Chara-Ismini Papageorgiou1 We are writing these lines in November 2018; 6 years after the Greek Ministry of Public Health and Social Solidary first issued Health Regulation No GY/39A, which gave the Greek police the power to detain drug users, amongst other groups, for forced HIV testing and compulsory …

21 year old Eleni Topaloudi: Gang rape and murder in Rhodos

By Sissy Vovou Member of the editorial committee of the feminist website tomov.gr In the beautiful Greek island of Rhodos, a tourist attraction for many, a terrible femicide took place on the 28th of November. A young woman was found nude (wearing only her bra) in a deserted, inaccessible and rocky beach. The investigations started …

Argentine Senate rejects safe abortion bill; activists say struggle will continue

The vote occurred even as over 1.5 million people mobilized in front of Congress demanding “Legal abortion now!” Gatherings also took place around the world The Argentine Senate rejected the Bill of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy on Thursday despite hundreds of thousands of people gathering outside the congress in support of the bill that would …

Feminist victory in Argentina: House of Representatives passes law decriminalizing abortion

After 30 years of campaigning, the decriminalization of abortion is close to becoming a reality Close to one million Argentinians gathered outside Congress in the capital Buenos Aires on Wednesday, June 13, to show their support for the Bill being discussed in the House of Representatives that would decriminalize the ‘voluntary interruption of a pregnancy’ …