Comisión de Mujeres de Centroamérica

Centering rural women farmers'
rights, dignity, and access.

Comisión de Mujeres de Centroamérica/ Women's Commission of Central America
Central America | Founded in 1997 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2018 |

The Women’s Commission of Central America fights for the rights to life, land and territory. It is led by women who are indigenous, afro-descent and peasant women farmers, integrated in 27 member organizations from LVC. The Women’s Commission is part of the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) within the movement of structure of La Vía Campesina (LVC).

The Women’s Commission is focused on transforming gender-based inequalities in each member organization, and end all forms of violence in the rural areas to allow women live life with dignity, sexual and reproductive rights, and have free access to food sovereignty particularly through the rescue of local seed varieties.

They promote the practice of Popular Peasant Feminism, as a political framework that can transform women lives at the social, economic and political level.

Their solutions include promoting the campaign for access to land and the global campaign for agrarian reform that will help change the reality of women in rural areas.

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La Comisión de Mujeres de Centroamérica lucha por los derechos a la vida, la tierra y el territorio. Está liderado por mujeres indígenas, afrodescendientes y campesinas, integradas en 27 organizaciones miembro de LVC. La Comisión de Mujeres es parte de la Coordinación Latinoamericana de Organizaciones Rurales (CLOC) dentro del movimiento de estructura de La Vía Campesina (LVC).

La Comisión de Mujeres se enfoca en transformar las desigualdades de género en cada organización miembro y terminar con todas las formas de violencia en las áreas rurales para permitir que las mujeres vivan con dignidad, derechos sexuales y reproductivos y tengan libre acceso a la soberanía alimentaria, particularmente a través del rescate de variedades de semillas locales.

Promueven la práctica del Feminismo Popular Campesino, como un marco político que puede transformar la vida de las mujeres a nivel social, económico y político.