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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Published on: Tue Mar 19, 2013
Author: CAWN
Source: CAWN

Central American women took to the streets on International Women's Day to denounce violence, exploitation, discrimination and stigma that a large number of women still suffer in Central America but also to celebrate last year's achievements. Women dressed in purple, the colour of the feminist movement, and in black, to mourn all women who have been victims of femicide With their marches, assemblies and different actions women and girls in Central America demanded authorities a real commitment to promote the women’s rights.

 

Women’s organizations in El Salvador held a march on International Women's Day. Source: El Mundo

 

An indigenous woman walks with her daughter after participating in the commemoration of International Women's Day today in the Central Park of the City of Guatemala. Source: Saul Martinez EFE

 

 

Nicaraguans hold a banner: "I join because I want a better country, because no one is superior to others. Because we have rights”. Source: El Nuevo Heraldo

 

In Managua, more than 6,000 women, including students, housewives and activists marched through the city centre. “I do not belong to you, I do not belong to the state, I do not belong to the church. I belong to myself”. Source: El Nuevo Heraldo

 

Guatemalan woman denouncing feminicides. Source: Plaza Publica. Sandra Sebastian

 

In Honduras more than 200 women enjoyed free beauty services provided by women trained by the government to help them become economically autonomous. Source: La Prensa

 

 

Mesoamericans a liberating political project: anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchal and anti-imperialist. Source: El Mundo

 

“All pregnant girls were raped.Therapeutic abortion saves lives”. Source: El Nuevo Heraldo

 

In Nicaragua women demand femicides are investigated. Source: El Nuevo Heraldo

 

 

 In Panama women hold with placards with portraits of Clara González Panama, the first woman lawyer and General Cacica Ngabe Buglé Silvia Carrera, leader of the indigenous struggle to defend natural resources. Source: Telemetro

 

Pro-Teje, a Guatemalan organization that promotes Mayan textile and clothing to support women's socioeconomic rights. They participated in a meeting and lunched together. Source: Edwin Castro

 

Quiché women's organizations marched in streets of Panama. Source: Prensa Libre: Óscar Figueroa

 

A group of women gathered at the Plaza Salvador del Mundo to march into the park Cuscatlán in San Salvador. Source: La Prensa Grafica.



CAWN campaigners marching at "One Million Women Rise" demo on 9th March, in London:

 

 


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