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Webinars: "Women in movement in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe"

Friday November 06, 2020 to Friday November 27, 2020

"Women in movement in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe"

Women in Latin America and in the Caribbean were never docile beings neither submitted to patriarchal domination. Despite their subordinate position, they developed their action, including certain empowerment for some of them. This series of webinars wishes to analyse through three aspects how this process happened, in a comparative perspective with Europe. The first one (November 6, 15-18h) is about the different forms of feminine organization, presenting various experiences, either regarding the geographical space than the social profiles of the participants (politics, economy, business and associations).

The second event (November 13, 16-18h) will focus on the city as a space experienced by women who, far from being confined to the domestic space, go outside and move on a daily basis. However, urban spaces, conceived and built by men, do not consider women’s specific needs. Therefore, they accentuate and perpetuate male domination. The concept of the inclusive city carries an urbanistic project that is more democratic and egalitarian. It will be studied during the second webinar which will present innovative urban propositions and actions which are also groundbreaking regarding the androcentrism in European cities as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Finally, the third webinar (November 27, 16-18h) will study a central aspect of the feminist mobilizations during the last decades: violence against women, contemplating women’s and public authorities’ actions to fight against this scourge. Indeed, the American sub-continent endured a period of exacerbated violence during the second half of the 20th century because of armed conflicts, dictators and authoritarian regimes. Women, present in social movements and in the frontline in defending their territories and their communities, have been a targeted audience within this macho and patriarchal violence. In this context, the mobilization of feminist organizations permitted to put the fight against women on the agenda. This movement had impacts and Latin American legislations integrate nowadays the concepts of feminicides and gender violence.

The webinars are organised by the Institut des Amériques (IdA) in coordination with the EU-LAC Foundation, the Agence française de développement (AFD) and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE).

For more information download the enclosed programme, follow the event on Facebook or visit the website of the IdA, where the registration link will be published soon.