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Second webinar about Femicide – a collaboration between Chicas Poderosas and Connectas

By on April 7, 2017

You always tend to blame the victims, what can we do to change that?

This and other more questions were discussed in our second Virtual Encounter Connectas and Chicas Poderosas: “Stories of feminicide that count”. This time we were accompanied by Maria Salguero, Mexican geophysicist, Verónica Cruz, director of Las…


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Violence against women in Latin America: Feminicide

By on March 31, 2017

 CHICAS PODEROSAS and Connectas discuss the important issue of feminicide.

We have the opinion of Esperanza Franco and Víctor Tablas of UNDP, with Martín Rodríguez Pellecer de Nómada in Guatemala and with Mariana Santos, CEO of Chicas Poderosas, as moderator of the conversation. For one hour we shared and talked about…


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Braços Dados, the first app from Genero & Numero

By on March 31, 2017

Braços Dados, the first application of Gender and Number, offers service for women at risk in the public space

The app is free and allows users to send a message to a trusted network when they feel at risk; Initiative also aims to map areas of cities where perception of…


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Chicas Poderosas Venezuela: Improving the Gender Gap in Wikipedia

By on March 29, 2017

Caracas, March 2017.- Next Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm journalists and students of social communication will have the opportunity to generate and improve contents about Venezuelan women in the editing workshop #ChicasWiki, an initiative promoted by Chicas Poderosas and Wikimedia Venezuela, with the support…


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Costa Rica

The Art and War of Using Facebook To Your Advantage

By on March 4, 2017

An overview of key points culled from social media guru Mayra Báez.

By María Fernanda Cruz

Let’s say you have a community development association or a company that provides daily content to followers on Facebook. You quite formally notify them about your organization’s progress on each project, and you share articles…


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Latin America

Chicas Poderosas: Building Our Future Together

By on January 20, 2017

Chicas Poderosas is empowering women in Latin America; creating a more informed, connected, and engaged society, and innovating on the future of independent digital media.

These impacts include bringing digital storytelling skills to disparate communities in remote regions of Colombia- putting storytelling into the hands of the indigenous people; a…


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Venezuela

This is how we managed to set up an event Chicas Poderosas in Venezuela

By on December 23, 2016

The World Bank says that in Venezuela it’s more difficult to be entrepreneurial than in Syria. But who does achieve it, accumulates a learning that is worth gold.

From the 26th to the 30th of November, we were able to open the chapter of Chicas Podererosas Venezuela with a…


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Colombia

Chicas Poderosas Indigenous: Wayuu Chapter

By on November 27, 2016

“Stories of Water” – Chicas Poderosas Riohacha, Guajira

In February 2014 the municipality of Uribia, in the Colombian Guajira, the northernmost department of the country, declared itself in public calamity. The main reason for this statement was the shortage of water and food that sufferers of the Media and Alta…


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“The Pacific counts” – Chicas Poderosas Quibdó, Colombia

By on November 22, 2016

How Chicas Poderosas have managed to replicate, even in regions far away from big cities? We have the latest experiences of CHICAS PODEROSAS Colombia.

After being in Bogota, this year the chapter of CHICAS PODEROSAS Colombia moved to the regions bound for the Colombian Pacific. During May 26th, 27th and 28th…


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Mexico

Chicas Poderosas Mexico brings together more than 100 women to work with data and gender issues

By on November 14, 2016

More than 100 journalists, developers and designers gathered on October 22th and 23rd in Mexico City to reach one goal: eliminating the gender gap in Latin American countries. The Mexican chapter of the Chicas Poderosas organization – created by Mariana Santos, interactive designer- reunited dozens of women from different…

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