Saturday, January 6, 2007

Demands of the women of Oaxaca


On the 31st of August APPO´s Coordination of Women of Oaxaca (COMO 1st August) was formed. It raised that: “At present and due to the extreme poverty, the conditions for having so many children do not exist, in addition the struggle demands that we should be participating in other areas.”On the basis of documents from the conference and what the women told us, we have assembled the following demands.

- Equal participation of women and men.

- Reclaim the Indigenous traditions, unless they undermine the human dignity of women.

- The right to land for Indigenous women: the majority do not own their homes because as women they don’t inherit their land.

- To struggle against violence: many are beaten by their husbands; many married whom their parents chose for them.

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