IN DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND SAFETY. INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND LEGAL PLURALITY IN LATIN AMERICA

IN DEMAND FOR JUSTICE AND SAFETY. INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND LEGAL PLURALITY IN LATIN AMERICA

EXIGIENDO JUSTICIA Y SEGURIDAD. MUJERES INDÍGENAS Y PLURALIDADES LEGALES EN AMÉRICA LATINA

Throughout Latin America, women have been at the forefront of the indigenous peoples’ struggle, facing state and societal racialized violence, while demanding respect for their collective rights to autonomy within the exercise of their own types of rights. Through their different organizational realities, they also have articulated significant critiques to violence and gender discrimination in their communities, the main ones being aspects related to “tradition” or “culture” reflecting gender ideologies that have a negative impact on their lives. From different collaborative research approaches, the authors of In Demand for Justice and Safety analyze these processes in Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala. This book is essential to understand the current struggle of indigenous women in Latin America.