From 1976 to 1983, military dictatorship in Argentina overran the population with politically-charged attacks and threats of imprisonment against citizens. In response to this regime, various human rights organizations (HROs) were created. Memoria Abierta is a collective alliance of nine of these HROs that aimed to denounce social injustice and support victims of repression. This online collection includes written works from these groups. The materials document and reflect (1) the history of the HROs and their members, (2) forms of organization and intervention, and (3) the roles that these groups played in a sociopolitical context. The publications include magazines, booklets, newsletters, and newspapers from the 1970’s to today. Publications in the collection include but are not limited to the Magazine of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (a newspaper covering politics, human rights, and justice advocacy), Bulletin of Relatives of the Disappeared and Detainees for Political Reasons (a periodic publication on missing persons, human rights violations, and HRO activities), and “Paz y Justicia” (a periodic bulletin on human rights in Argentina and Latin America). These publications allow users to explore the history of the human rights movement as well as the sociopolitical context of organizations and interventions within the movement. The materials contextualize the HRO’s within their foundation histories, the challenges that they faced, and the actions they carried out against injustice. For this collection, Memoria Abierta has selected materials that reflect Argentina’s dictatorial state and its consequences that led to organized resistance. The content is especially significant in light of modern-day right-wing governments regaining presence within and surrounding the country. This political climate has created some set-backs in making accessible Argentina’s grim, repressive history. However, this archive takes a huge step towards highlighting the voices of those that advocated for a more democratic and inclusive system-- an ideology that echoes into the present day. Digitized as part of the Modern Endangered Archives Program.
This publication by Fempress, an independent, woman-focused communicational alternative within the Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales (Latin American Institute of Transnational Studies) consists of special editions of their periodical publication "Mujer/Fempress" which mean to cover specific topics in greater detail, all concerning women's liberation. Issues range from 1988 to 1999, and they cover topics such as abortion or the depiction of women in media.
This collection includes 895 editions of the Humun Bichig newspaper, the only newspaper still published in the traditional Mongolian script today. The collection covers the period 1992 - 2013, documenting the transition of the nation of Mongolia from socialist era to democracy and market economy. The collection also reflects the nationwide attempt to get rid off the Russian Cyrillic script and shift back to the traditional Mongolian writing system.
SERPAJ-AL Informa is monthly publication by Servicio Paz y Justicia América Latina (Peace and Justice Service in Latin America) that reports on news from Latin America regarding human rights, socio-economic inequalities and democratic processes, among other topics, as well as on the work done by the Servicio Paz y Justicia and its regional branches, always from a nonviolent perspective.
Justicia y Paz y a monthly publication by Servicio Paz y Justicia Perú, the Peruvian branch of Servicio Paz y Justicia (Peace and Justice Service), and as such is primarly concerned with the struggle for social justice through non-violence resistance, with an emphasis on the work of the Church and following Christian precepts, in particular adhering to Liberation Theology. It contains issues from 1983 and 1984. While its main topics are political violence and socioeconomic problems in Peru, it also reports on human rights violations in other Latin American countries.
Una serie de publicaciones no-periódicas de la Comisión "La mujer y sus derechos" de la Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos, desde 1988 hasta aproximadamente 2006, todas girando alrededor de los derechos de las mujeres. Algunas son resúmenes de conferencias, algunas tratan temas específicos (como la violencia familiar, los derechos reproductivos o las mujeres en el espacio de trabajo), algunas son guías de declaraciones internacionales, convenciones y leyes. Muchas contienen recursos para mujeres que buscan ayuda.
El boletín de Servicio Paz y Justicia Nicaragua (la rama nicaraguense del Servicio Paz y Justicia) contiene números que van desde 1985 hasta 1996. Se ocupa de cuestiones socioeconómicas nacionales, enfatizando la resistencia activa no-violenta y la perspectiva pacifista de inspiración cristiana. Una preocupación recurrente en los números más viejos es la violencia política, en particular la relación con los Estados Unidos y la ayuda militar proporcionada a los Contras, mientras los más recientes se concentran más en la educación para la paz y los derechos humanos, el trabajo social con grupos vulnerables tales como prisioneros y mujeres, y las consecuencias del neoliberalismo.
Brujas (in English "Witches") is a publication by Asociación de Trabajo y Estudio de la Mujer (Association for Women's Work and Research), a feminist organization whose objective is to fight against the oppression and discrimination suffered by women.