In the last 30 years, social movements led by women have emerged throughout Latin America to publicly denounce the high rates of violence against women and girls. In 2020, women continue to mobilize and create awareness around ending violence.
She Stands Up is an ongoing project to create curriculum that helps educators incorporate the contemporary political and social dynamics of activism led by women in Latin America into secondary education.
- One unit of social studies lesson plans
- One unit of advanced Spanish lesson plans
- Resources for Engagement
- Virtual Learning Instructions
She Stands Up aims to spark meaningful conversation within secondary education about the power of women’s activism in the face of violence.
What’s in a name?
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women…”
– Maya Angelou
This quote, attributed to Maya Angelou, inspired the name for She Stands Up, as it reflects the positive force that women’s activism can have within any given society. As creators of this site and its contents, Parker and Amalia hope to spark academic and meaningful conversations about the power of women’s activism in the face of violence.
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Last Updated: September 2020