Health and Society

Life for Women in Colombian society after Guerrilla Warfare

March 1, 2018

For over 50 years, Colombia has been riddled with violence and corruption. To combat this corruption and a lack of representation, idealists form guerrilla groups fight for their beliefs and morals. The reasons for creating guerrilla groups vary, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), for example, were founded on socialist ideals.

What is 'feminicidio'? And why is it such a problem in Latin America?

February 14, 2018

Out of the 25 countries in the world with the highest rates of violence against women in the world, 14 of them are in Latin America and the Caribbean (UN Women). Of the top 10 countries considered to be the most dangerous for females, 7 are in Latin America (UN Women). These disturbing statistics have led people to question what exactly it is about Latin America that makes it so prone to this form of violence—and what, if anything, can be done to change this pattern.

Las violencias escolares en el escenario educativo chileno. Análisis crítico del estado del arte.

February 7, 2018

La institución educativa no ha permanecido indiferente a los preceptos democratizadores imperantes en el Chile de las últimas décadas. En este contexto, la violencia escolar, al transgredir tales preceptos, representa una problemática que genera un importante interés público, mediático y académico. Sin embargo, en el tratamiento de este fenómeno ha predominado una alta dosis de confusión teórica, conceptual e, incluso, empírica. El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo analizar críticamente los estudios orientados a comprender la violencia escolar en el contexto educativo nacional.

La educación técnico profesional y las competencias para la ciudadanía. El caso de las comunas de la provincia de Concepción, Chile.

January 19, 2018

El estudio aborda el tema de las competencias para la ciudadanía en la enseñanza media técnico profesional en las comunas de la provincia de Concepción en Chile. Sus objetivos son analizar el nivel de logro alcanzado respecto de las competencias para la ciudadanía por los alumnos/as de esta modalidad educativa, así como también estudiar la importancia percibida por parte de ellos hacia dichas competencias.

Waves of trash several kilometers wide inundate Caribbean coastlines

January 18, 2018

In Honduras, coastlines are suffocating under the overwhelming amount of trash which has been arriving relentlessly with the tides.  Unlike the various bottles and wrappers that occasionally wash up on the busy beaches frequented in the U.S., the phenomenon, which has particularly rocked the ecosystem of the Honduran island of Roatan, is better described as a wall of trash; it spans several kilometers and extends seven meters below the surface of the water (Sanchez 2017).

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