Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018: Creating Cultures of Consent and Safety in Bolivia

Creating a women's movement through land ownership and music

We look at the culture of gendered violence in the US and Bolivia, and hear from feminists working to shift the perceptions about survivors. The recent reports of a woman's harrowing night with Aziz Ansari has sparked debates around consent and agency. Feminist activists and scholars are pointing out the gaps in understanding of the relationship between sexual repression and sexual violence.

Photo from BBC News March 2014

In the second half of the show, we hear from feminist activist and scholar Leny Olivera Rojas from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Today Bolivia has the highest rate of sexual and physical violence against women in Latin America - and femicides are multiplied by the numbers of women dying from illegal abortions. Olivera-Rojas is part of a grassroots movement to end femicides in Bolivia and create an autonomous women's movement through collective land ownership. For more information, contact her at lenyoliverarojas@gmail.com.

Hosted by Kate Raphael and Corinne Smith

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
US - Creating Cultures of Consent and Safety

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