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 23, 2022
Spreading the word

By Rocio Alonso | Project Leader

In the 1980s, women from the Yvopey Renda indigenous community in filadelfia (El Chaco province, Paraguay) challenged the status quo, raising their voices and taking on leadership roles.  This collective decision changed the lives of many indigenous women. Venancia was one of these women.

Venancia and other women strove to ensure their voices were heard. They developed their own perspective on problems in their community. One of their achievements was to form the first trade union of indigenous domestic workers. Since 2016, they have been part of the Red De Mujeres Guaraní (Guarani Women’s Network).

During the pandemic, women discovered that besides the isolation, they were also doing more household work than before. They wanted to be in touch with other women in their community so they focused on community radio.

In order to allow women to participate, the network activists learned how to use new technologies. Later, they shared this learning with other women to make room for more voices and perspectives.

Radio is the medium they use to communicate and have an impact in their community and in politics. This has proven key for decision-making and activity planning. Now, inspired by those who preceded them in the 1980s, many more women are engaged in the debates.

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Fondo de Mujeres del Sur

Location: Cordoba - Argentina
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Twitter: @fmujeresdelsur
Project Leader:
Rocío Alonso
Cordoba , Cordoba Argentina

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