The Story Behind the Fire That Killed Forty Teen-Age Girls in a Guatemalan Children’s Home

By Francisco Goldman   March 19, 2017 The number of teen-age girls who died when a fire broke out on the morning of March 8th in a state-run home for minors on the outskirts of Guatemala City now stands at forty. Those who perished were among fifty-two girls who’d been confined to a schoolroom at Hogar …

What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap” …

The Organized Struggle of Indian Women Farmers [Photo report]

Photo credit: Esti Redondo / Resumen Latinoamericano Our comrade Esti Redondo, Basque journalist and rural worker, is in India, participating in several activities organized by the international organization Vía Campesina (Peasant Way). There, she took part in several activities of recollection, cleaning and selection of seeds, a workshop on biology, oven building, and women’s workshops. …