Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence

by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence
Support Women Building Lives Free from Violence

Project Report | May 28, 2024
A story about the struggle for equality

By Fondo de Mujeres del Sur | In close collaboration with the activists

Argentina established in recent decades a regulatory framework that facilitates equality in the political representation of men and women. The Gender Quota Law (1991) and the Gender Parity in Political Representation Law (2017) were indicative of real progress in terms of rights. However, in the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, these national laws contradicted local regulations, leading to the fact that, while the numbers of women in elected positions grew in the rest of Argentina, in the city of Ushuaia, for example, they fell to zero.

It is in Ushuaia where the Paritaristas del Fin del Mundo went face to face (and won) their battle for parity democracy, using the law and politics as their weapons. In 2022 they published Ambiciosas. Crónica de una lucha colectiva (Ambitious Women. A Chronicle of a Collective Struggle) a book that bears witness to and summarises their experience, and that they have since used as an advocacy tool.

We visited them in Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the continent (and in the world). A city surrounded by black peaks blotched with snow, glaciers, the sea, and where only three tree species grow. We conversed over two full afternoons and toured the city: seeing some of its touristic icons and the buildings where the state power congregates.

Read Paritaristas del fin del mundo: a story about the struggle for equality here.

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Fondo de Mujeres del Sur

Location: Cordoba - Argentina
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Project Leader:
Rocío Alonso
Cordoba , Cordoba Argentina

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