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An article from El Mostratodor
The network seeks, from a gender perspective, to foster a culture of peace and promote regional integration.
We are “Latin American women with a deep vocation for peace, committed to the democratic struggle, social equality and human rights of women and all citizens.” Thus the International Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women (RIMLAC) presented themselves on Saturday 29, via zoom.
To date, the network has 50 members from the region.
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Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?
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The group’s statement states that “in our political and professional career we have been linked to the international field, foreign relations and feminism.”
Along with highlighting the commitment to the gender equality agenda, the document underlines the interest in “socializing collaborative practices that reject traditional dualisms” and that contribute to creating trust and reaffirming a Latin American identity, fostering a culture of peace and promoting regional integration. .
Coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Haiti, El Salvador, Paraguay, the women express in the document: “We promote policies and cultural changes that stop violence against women , guarantee sexual and reproductive rights and sexual dissidence, as well as the permanent fight against racism and social inequality “.
These objectives, say its members, “call us to work for fairer and more inclusive democracies, the full validity of human rights, a lasting peace and the strengthening of multilateralism at the regional and global levels.”
The initiative to create this Latin American network arose from the reflections of the Group of Women that develops the Permanent Forum of Foreign Policy of Chile.