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Your Voice Counts Dialogues March 4: My body, my territory

"The women in our community we have focused on recreating our individual and collective identity and what it means to be a Mayan woman ... Was a healing process in which we talked about the autonomy of our peoples and autonomy within autonomy. Because in my community there is a patriarchy, and sometimes worse than other barriers because it is very intimate. "

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• Tuesday, March 4th 18:30

Bookstore Marabunta C / Torrecilla del Leal, 32 (Lavapies), 28012 Madrid

Sums Lolita Chávez, Defender of Human Rights in Guatemala the daily struggle of women in remote locations, where as here, the equality between men and women is a chimera. On International Women's Day, Your Voice Counts Campaign wants to recognize the struggle of the women's movement that for decades claimed the right of women to decide about their bodies

The Spanish Government's proposal to reform the abortion law. Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Minister of Justice, a new law on abortion will mean a delay of 30 years in women's rights has generated an international solidarity movement of women around the world with protests and demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of abortion reform in Spain.

The denial of abortion as a right and the criminalization of their practice even in the most tragic cases such as for rape or fetal malformation is an attack on the rights of women worldwide. It is not only a direct attack, but a way for the patriarchy to maintain control over the body and mind of women.

Take individual and unique as their own corporeality territory, allowing the affirmation of our existence, of being and acting in the world. Recovering the body becomes an everyday struggle and indispensable, because the territory body, has for millennia been a disputed territory by the patriarchatesTo ensure their sustainability from the body and women. It also involves dismantling male pacts with whom we live, and question and cause des ¬ mounting our female bodies for their freedom.

To speak of all this we have Lolita Chávez, Educator Maya K'iche 'and defender of human rights in the department of El Quiché, Guatemala. Lolita has been a teacher and organizer for many years, it is now a leader of Peoples Council K'iche 'for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory (CPK).

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