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Women March From Campinas to Sao Paulo
Women walk 100km to increase awareness of issues they face
Antonio Carlos Rix (carlosrix)     Print Article 
Published 2010-03-15 16:58 (KST)   
The World March of Women (WMW) is an international feminist action movement. In Brazil the organizers of third International Rally started the march in Campinas, in inland Sao Paulo, March 8th, on the international women's Day. The march will go on up until they get to Sao Paulo the capital on 18th.

쏻e are organizing ourselves from our states and national movements," Izaline Tiene, former mayor of Campinas, said. "The march is time to announce and discuss our platform to seek improvements and policy changes to reverse the inequality and discrimination that still exist.

The program included debates, radio traveling, cultural activities, debates and leaflet distribution in the cities. It was always great drumming!
A map of the route, courtesy of Google Maps

From Campinas, they went to Valinhos. Then they continued to Vinhedo, followed by Louveira, Jundiai, Varzea Paulista, Cajamar, Jordanesia, Perus, Osasco and will arrive in Sao Paulo on the 18th, where there will be a great closure act.

The World March of Women Brazilian edition addresses different issues each day:

8th (Monday) - Campinas (A)
Launch of the 3rd international action of WMW, to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Day of Action for Women.

9th (Tuesday) - Valinhos (B)
Domestic work and care: debate on the human sustainability, followed by discussion on the World March of Women history and struggles.

10th (Wednesday) - Vinhedo (C)
Themed panels, discussing: solidarity and feminist economy; Women's health and common practices of care; sexuality; autonomy and freedom; and non-sexist and non racist education. Black women and the fight against racism. Indigenous women. Others will discuss the media and the counter-hegemonic feminist struggle along with the commodification of the body and life of women, prostitution, Women, art and culture.

11th (Thursday) - Louveira (D)
Women workers and economic empowerment.

12th (Friday) - Jundiai (E)
Food sovereignty, environmental justice and fight for territory.

13th (Saturday) - Varzea Paulista (F)
Rally to launch a book on the history of March 8 and the history of the feminist movement.

14th (Sunday) - Cajamar (G)
The fight against sexist violence.

15th (Monday) - Jordanesia (H)
Motherhood as a decision and not as destiny, including a debate about experiences

16th (Tuesday) - Perus (I)
Peace and demilitarization: a debate on the struggle for transformation of society with Ms. Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara.

17th (Wednesday) - Osasco (J)
The State.

18th (Thursday) - Sao Paulo (K)
Integration of people as alternatives, and the role of the closure with rally

Cultural Program: Over the days, linked to the training activities, there will be film exhibits, music, poetry, theater and cultural presentations from all represented states.

©2010 OhmyNews
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