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Teodora C. Hasegan

Teodora is a socio-cultural anthropologist and translator with international professional and educational background. Teodora has extensive translation and copyediting experience for academic presses, print and online media. As researcher, Teodora is interested in promoting a better understanding of the complex contemporary social, political, cultural and environmental issues, with a focus on the underrepresented perspectives of the marginalized, indigenous communities worldwide. With cultural and social sensitivity, Teodora contributes to projects, like Global Voices, that bring awareness of the inequalities, lack of freedom and violations of human rights around the world.

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Latest posts by Teodora C. Hasegan

25 June 2019

“Language is also a form of resistance”

Rising VoicesThe Bridge

"As a citizen of the Mexican State, I demand that my language, our languages ​​and peoples, have the same opportunities to survive and exist without the fear of being extinguished....

26 March 2019

Colombian social networks rally behind a local street poet fined for ‘trafficking poems’

Jesús Espicasa's story made waves on Colombian social networks, sparking a nationwide debate about the role of poetry in public life.

7 March 2019

With hundreds of political prisoners still in jail, the Nicaraguan conflict is far from over

While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.

28 February 2019

Dijaawa Wotunnöi: an animated short film helps revitalise the Yekuana language

Rising Voices

Several Yekuanas -- an indigenous people who live in Venezuela and Brazil -- participated in the project as translators and researchers, and also contributed their voice to the film's characters.

27 August 2018

Nicaragua's diaspora activists bear a ‘double burden’

The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."

11 July 2018

The importance of having an Afro-feminist activist in Costa Rica's government

The Bridge

"While Marielle Franco was assassinated in Brazil for being a black, feminist and dissenting voice...Epsy Campbell, a recognized leader of the Afro-Latin American movement, was elected vice president..."

1 May 2018

In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now

AdvoxRising Voices

"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."

8 April 2018

With the Election of Its First Afro-Descendant Vice President, Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in the Fight Against Racism

“It is a way of reclaiming not only the Costa Rican black community, but the entire black community of Latin America."

25 March 2018

From Informal Sales to Market Intelligence: The History of the Largest Afro-Descendant Fair in Latin America

In the 16 years since its founding, the Feira Preta fair has succeeded in strengthening and emphasizing the Brazilian black identity.

13 March 2018

Millions of People Take to the Streets in the Largest Show of Support for the Feminist Struggle in Spain's History

Almost six million people joined the international strike on March 8, and hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand firm measures against gender discrimination and sexist violence.

3 March 2018

María Roa Borja: A Voice in the Fight for Labor, Ethnic and Gender Rights in Colombia

"In the past, the topics related to the domestic employees were those of character, race [and] cooking abilities [...] Today, the main issue is our labor rights."

22 January 2018

A Mother's Battle Against Agrochemicals, Church and State in Paraguay

Petrona Villasboa's battle against Monsanto after one of her sons was poisoned to death sets a historical precedent.

20 January 2018

The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

AdvoxRising Voices

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

1 October 2017

Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State

Rising Voices

The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."

7 September 2017

Yes, Racism Among the US Latino Community Against African-Americans Does Exist

"Conversations have been going on for more than 50 years...This topic involves political, spiritual and cultural aspects."

5 August 2017

In Venezuela, Theater is also Part of the Resistance

"Theater is the way you can take everything that is happening, filter it, see it from another point of view. It connects you with something emotionally, asks you questions."

21 July 2017

Three Decades After Dictatorship, Theater Aids the Search for Identity and Truth in Argentina

"There are already two generations that do not know their identity, we do not want to witness a third."

15 July 2017

Inspired by Ukraine, Venezuelan Protesters Create Shields With Their Own Symbols

The resistance in Venezuela creates shields with images that do much more than protect from tear gas bombs and National Guard attacks.

11 July 2017

Notimia, a News Agency That Gives Voice to the Indigenous and Afro-Descendant People in Mexico

Rising Voices

"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."

31 May 2017

Mexico's Indigenous Peoples Select a Woman to Represent Their Resistance in Upcoming Presidential Election

"Let this country shake with the resistance, rebellion and dignity of all the peoples of Mexico."

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