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Consorcio Oaxaca completes 10 years working for a free life for women

By 17 septiembre, 2014 Sin Comentarios

Consorcio Mexico-FITo observe its tenth anniversary of work, Consorcio for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity Oaxaca (Consorcio Oaxaca) has published the book Lines toward New Geographies: Ten Years of Feminist Construction.  Since Consorcio Oaxaca emerged in 2003, with the goal of promoting respect for, and exercise of, the human rights of women and gender equality, it has been struggling against the criminalization of abortion, denouncing femicide and violence against women, and constantly criticizing racism, injustice, and inequality. It also has insisted on public policies incorporating gender perspectives and has contributed to the training of judicial officials and public servants.

The book presents personal reflections of Consorcio’s members regarding their experiences, such as “when we fight against injustice it is impossible to separate this from our emotions,”and they called for a “will to actively participate and not allow oneself to be defeated, though it may seem that the fight has already been decided.”  For the female authors, the daily work of each woman is the first step to achieving change, given that the “struggle begins the life of each person.”

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Pdf. 86 pag. (In Spanish): Lines toward New Geographies: Ten Years of Feminist Construction

For more information on feminicide and violence against women in Oaxaca see: Every other day a woman is killed in the state of OaxacaHuman Rights in Oaxaca “Citizen Report: An Unpaid Debt”