San Cristóbal de las Casas: Meeting of 250 women of Southeastern Mexico

From 19 to 21 August, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, there was held the 15th Meeting of Women, organized by the Coordination of Campesina and Indigenous Women of Southeastern Mexico.  The event, which involved the participation of 250 women from Yucatán, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco, and the diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, was held under the slogan “Despite poverty and injustice, women continue to build a dignified life with hope.”

In the meeting’s final pronouncement were emphasized the following successes:  the denunciation of all types of violence against women, the strengthening of women’s rights through training in literacy, gender, and communal organization; in addition, there was shared an analysis of reality from the perspective of “how we are affected as women.”  During the press-conference, some of the participants shared their proposals to continue advancing in their position as women.

For more information (in Spanish):

Final Pronouncement of the Meeting of Women of the Coordination of Campesina and Indigenous Women of Southeastern Mexico (20 August)

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