On 7 August, there was presented the National Network of Indigenous Women Weaving Rights for Mother Earth and Land (RENAMITT). This is an initiative that “seeks to promote concrete actions and to influence public policy, so as to promote the rights that indigenous women have to access the right to tend land, as is promised to us in our national laws and international treaties, and to succeed in this way to diminish the inequalities that exist in our country regarding this right.” Concretely, one goal is to “succeed in having indigenous women being granted the right to access land to work and to have a voice and vote in the ejidal assemblies, which presently are dominated in their majority by men.” The RENAMITT is comprised of indigenous women from different communities of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Guerrero, Jalisco, Chihuahua, and other states.
For more information (in Spanish):
Boletín de Prensa (RENAMITT, 7 de agosto de 2013)
Video de la Conferencia de prensa (CENCOS, 7 de agosto de 2013)
Guía informativa: Derechos de la Mujer Indígena a la tenencia y propiedad de la tierra (RENAMITT)
Página Web de RENAMITT: http://www.renamitt.org.mx/