One in three women in Latin America have experienced gender-based violence over their lifetime – the highest rate in the world. This incidence has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, with governments and civil society recognising the urgency of addressing the phenomenon. While there is much research on the nature and causes of such violence, there is little exploration of projects that address this violence.

Women Resisting Violence is a collaborative project in partnership between Latin America Bureau and King’s College London celebrating grassroots campaigns and organisations that counter violence against women and girls in Latin America

Through a podcast series, website, workshop and book, the project foregrounds the voices of women who have both suffered violence and who are building campaigns and initiatives to fight against gender violence from the grassroots up.

The project webpage can be accessed at:


Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account held at King’s College London.

Project's Team

Professors Cathy McIlwaine and Jelke Boesten (King’s College London)

Marilyn Thomson and Louise Morris (LAB Council members)