Michael Avender

Michael Avender is a student at Northeastern University who studies Human Services and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. He is an intern at CODEPINK, a women’s-led pro-peace organization. He is particularly interested in human rights, social justice and advocacy work.

El Salvador’s Draconian Abortion Laws: A Miscarriage of Justice

As Latin American women continue to struggle for autonomy over their bodies, freeing the “Las 17” is critical. “We are here to speak for them, to call for their release. When there is an injustice, silence is complicity,” said Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch and a decades-long advocate for human rights in Latin America. He was referring to the 17 women,... Continue Reading

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