Through decades of activism by feminist groups and national actors, Latin America has made advances in its representation of women in political positions.
Cuando caminé por las calles de Buenos Aires por la primera vez, las únicas cosas más abundantes que los cafés y empanadas ricas en cada esquina fueron los pañuelos de colores distintos adjuntados a las carteras y mochilas de cada una mujer. Descubrí la importancia de estos pañuelos cuando fui a la marcha de las mujeres en el 8 de Marzo. Ese día, aprendí sobre el origen y la fuerza del movimiento feminista en Argentina. El movimiento “Ni Una Menos” en Argentina empezó después del asesinato de Chiara Páez.
The feminist movement has fueled many women and organizations to fight for justice within their community and nation. Now women soccer players are pushing for equity in pay and conditions in Latin America.
For many countries in Latin America the time period of 1960s through the early 1980s consisted of social and political unrest.
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.
Those familiar with the traditions of mariachi bands in Mexico know that they usually consist exclusively of male musicians. Yet, Flor de Toloache, an all-women mariachi band based in New York City, is changing the face of mariachi in many ways.
As the United States draws nearer to the possible election of its first female president, Panoramas decided to take a look at the female presidents Latin America has had in the past. Below are the profiles of each of these eleven women, whose successes and trials reflect the history of women in politics around the world.
In the spring semester of 2013, the University of Pittsburgh held an interdisciplinary conference entitled “Feminism and the Ruses of Coloniality” at which the Bolivian feminist Julieta Paredes gave a speech entitled “Communal Feminism is Revolutionary Feminism”. This year, Paredes attended the University’s First Symposium of Bolivianists, where she spoke again. Her talk was entitled “Depatriarchalization, a Categorical Proposal of Communal Feminism.”