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08/08/2018 | Note for equality
Political participation

Note for Equality N° 26: The challenges of equality for Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and diaspora women

The current situation of Afro-descendant women in Latin America and the Caribbean shows the persistence of deep inequalities regarding other social groups. The study “Mujeres afrodescendientes en América Latina y el Caribe. Deudas de igualdad” offers evidence that will allow progress towards transformative policies that account for one of the great challenges of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean: the achievement of gender equality in an intersectional perspective, that recognizes and values the existing ethno-racial diversity in the region.

The study also recognizes that, despite the complex discriminations they experience, these women are agents of their history, and that with their daily struggles against injustice and inequality they have played a fundamental role in the processes of national formation and contribute in a substantive way to the development of their communities and collectives.