Oaxaca: Feminist Strike on International Women’s Day

femstrike.pngFeminist strike in Oaxaca, March 8th, 2018 (@Consorcio Oaxaca)

On March 8th, within the framework of International Women’s Day, various organizations and collectives in Oaxaca carried out actions with the aim of, among other demands, expressing that “we are fed up with inequalities and precariousness that place us in very difficult places when compared to the patriarchy, salaried work, care, consumption, the exercise of our rights, political participation, due to the inequalities we experience because of our origin, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and skills.”

The activities included a ritual, a Political, Cultural and Artistic Forum, in which the historical struggle of women and their participation in different spheres of life was recalled, a march in which aprons were put on 17 statues of “famous men to highlight the importance of domestic work that women do and that is neither seen nor recognized”; and a Concert of Oaxacan Women.

For the second consecutive year, Oaxaca joined the international call for a Feminist Strike, an initiative that started in Spain and that this year was reproduced in 41 countries to demand the cessation of violence against women and a reassessment of their role.

For more information in Spanish:

CONVOCAN MUJERES Y ORGANIZACIONES DIVERSAS DE OAXACA A LA HUELGA FEMINISTA 8M (Consorcio Oaxaca, 6 de marzo de 2018)

Mujeres hacen suyas las calles durante la Huelga Feminista de Oaxaca: reclaman seguridad e igualdad (NVI Noticias, 8 de marzo de 2018)

Ritual, protesta y marcha en huelga feminista en Oaxaca (NVI Noticias, 8 de marzo de 2018)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas: Primer Encuentro Internacional Político, Artístico, Deportivo y Cultural de Mujeres que Luchan (13 de marzo de 2018)

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