AMERICAS:  The changing face of Latin America and the Caribbean   Author: Peter Winn A few topics of personal interest dur...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1937- Civil codes legalize male supremacy in most of Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Wom...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1960 - 1990 Women lead the struggle for human rights under brutal military regimes </li>...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Most common job available to women is a domestic service </li></ul><ul><li>In Brazil, 40...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>In Chile, “Women for Life” create new ways of dramatizing the struggle to restore democr...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>October 1988 Chile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest political demonstration in history whe...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>The majority of the working women work “double-days” AND come home to do “women’s work” ...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Spanish Americans struggle with the fight between the male word, the streets, and the ho...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1992- Peruvian families at 20% of the population depended on communal kitchens </li></ul...
In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Women still struggle to get into a political powerful role </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice i...
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Americas and Women

  1. 1. AMERICAS: The changing face of Latin America and the Caribbean Author: Peter Winn A few topics of personal interest during my reading By: Delissa Ainsworth
  2. 2. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1937- Civil codes legalize male supremacy in most of Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Women fight for equal rights </li></ul><ul><li>In Chile, feminists form the Movement for the Emanciption of Chilean Women (MEMCH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1949 = women can vote!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEMCH = success! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1960 - 1990 Women lead the struggle for human rights under brutal military regimes </li></ul><ul><li>Morphing their roles from mothers and wives into new public roles </li></ul><ul><li>A group of women called “Las Madres” carry photos of their disappeared relatives in Argentina </li></ul>
  4. 4. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Most common job available to women is a domestic service </li></ul><ul><li>In Brazil, 40% of women are able to find jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased educational opportunities have allowed professions such as teaching, medicine, and social work. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>In Chile, “Women for Life” create new ways of dramatizing the struggle to restore democracy </li></ul><ul><li>1988- women used life sized boards in the shape of the Chileans president with victims’ names on them to remind the people to vote against dictatorship </li></ul>
  6. 6. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>October 1988 Chile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest political demonstration in history when hundreds of thousands people (mainly women) flood the streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An effort for the restoration of democracy after 15 years of dictatorship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 2000, 44% of urban women worked outside the home </li></ul>
  7. 7. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>The majority of the working women work “double-days” AND come home to do “women’s work” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(house cleaning, children, cooking etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many men feel a loss of power and take the aggression out on women and children </li></ul>
  8. 8. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Spanish Americans struggle with the fight between the male word, the streets, and the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Chilean women mend the life of necessity and opportunity by entering the work force in export plants </li></ul>
  9. 9. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>1992- Peruvian families at 20% of the population depended on communal kitchens </li></ul><ul><li>Women fight against an increase in food prices </li></ul>
  10. 10. In Women’s Hands Ch. Nine <ul><li>Women still struggle to get into a political powerful role </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice is still present in the Americas </li></ul>

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