Fights, Strategies and Projects for Women in Latin America and the Caribbean for a Fairer and More Equitable World.

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 33 (Main Building)
RC32 Women in Society (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

This session will address the diversity of practices, strategies and struggles that women in Latin America and the Caribbean have held in several areas – social, political, educational, economic, environmental, labor, legal, among others – from a feminist and gender perspective towards achieving a more just and equitable future. 
Latin America and the Caribbean are characterized by diversity and heterogeneity of their cultural, ethnic and linguistic aspects, and their social, economic, political, geographical and environmental conditions. 
This leads to a multiplicity of action, resistance and struggle spaces, conducted from multiple movements and social processes, and involving different aims, strategies, future projects and lines of action. 
In recent decades new social and political actors have emerged in the region seeking new alternatives and action strategies, aimed at intercultural dialogue, integration practices and responses to current problems of the region. Women occupy a prominent place within these forms of struggle, resistance and action. 
We hope that the papers contribute to the debate on the following issues:

  • What are the spaces from which women struggle today for a fairer and equitable future?
  • What are the objectives and future aims to achieve that arise?
  • What are the strategies and lines of action developed to achieve those aims?
  • What projects are developed?
  • What are the tools they plan to use?
Session Organizers:
Alicia Itati PALERMO, National University of Lujan, Argentina, Argentina and Gay YOUNG, American University, Washington, D.C., USA
Alicia Itati PALERMO, National University of Lujan, Argentina, Argentina
Gender and Public Security: An Analysis of Women in the Brazilian Polices.
Rochele FACHINETTO, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Alex Niche TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
“If We Get New Generations to Enter the Feminist Movement…It Will be Different, It Will be Fantastic”: Youth Gender Justice Activism in Peru and Ecuador.
Anna-Britt COE, Umeå University, Sweden; Darcie VANDEGRIFT, Drake University, Department for the Study of Culture & Society, USA
Competitividad De La Mujer Investigadora En Las Universidad Pública
La Situación De La Mujer Detenida y Su Rol De Madre
Maria GONZALEZ, Sindicatura General de la Nacion, Argentina
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