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Bolivian Women's Proposals to Overthrow Patriarchy

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Bolivians from women’s rights Confederation of Indigenous, Native and Campesina Women (“Bartolina Sisa”) are creating a list of proposals to overthrow patriarchy in government, said leader Segundina Flores on Wednesday. The two-day convention begins Thursday and women rights activists from across the country will arrive in the capital to deliver their demands to President Evo Morales. The hope is that they will be incorporated into the 2025 Patriotic Agenda and the Economic Plan of Social Development. According to Estefania Morales, the vice-minister of Equal Opportunities, the demands are a collaborative effort by women from nine departments. They target shared concerns over political, social, economic, cultural, communication, equality, justice, and gender violence issues.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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