Anna-Cat Brigida

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A Culinary Program in El Salvador Is Giving At-Risk Youths a Reason to Stay

Gastromotiva trains young Salvadorans in culinary and life skills to provide them with better work opportunities and alternatives to migration.
Anna-Cat Brigida
11.20.18
JUSTICE

Inside a Court Room Specialized in Justice for Gender Violence

In El Salvador, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women and girls, specially trained judges make sure 'machismo' culture doesn't lead to impunity for abusers and murderers.
Anna-Cat Brigida
9.11.18
activism

The 'Feminist Brigade' Searching for People Trapped in Rubble in Mexico

“We are women defending women,” one volunteer told Broadly by the ruins of a factory. “We have demanded our right to defend our female comrades and their human rights.”
Anna-Cat Brigida
9.26.17
argentina

You Can Now Get Fined for Street Harassment in Argentina

In a unanimous vote, the city of Buenos Aires has enacted a law making public sexual harassment illegal in hopes of diminishing gender-based violence.
Anna-Cat Brigida
12.7.16
Broadly

A Look Inside 'Rage Rooms,' Where You De-Stress by Smashing Things

As we hurtle towards the impending apocalypse, "rage rooms," which give customers a weapon, a pile of destructible objects, and a time limit, are becoming a global phenomenon.
Anna-Cat Brigida
11.21.16
mexico

'I Didn't Have Anywhere to Run': Migrant Women Are Facing a Rape Epidemic

An estimated 60 to 80 percent of female migrants from Central America are sexually assaulted on their journey—and perpetrators often act with total impunity.
Anna-Cat Brigida
8.29.16
women in war

What It's Like to Be a Female Guerrilla Fighter in Colombia

For half a century, women have fought in the Colombian jungles as members of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), often referred to as the world's longest insurgency. Though they engage in combat alongside men, they're still...
Anna-Cat Brigida
3.24.16
domestic violence

El Salvador's Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence

El Salvador is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. But much of public discourse focuses on gang violence, ignoring the high rates of femicide and intimate partner abuse women in the country face.
Anna-Cat Brigida
12.22.15
child marriage

The Life You Lose as a Child Bride in Guatemala

In Guatemala, 30 percent of girls are married by age 18. We spoke to an activist and a former child bride trying to change that.
Anna-Cat Brigida
11.25.15