Remarkable and commendable project! #Repost@opensocietyfoundations ・・・
Congresswoman Cristina Paxi at the Plurinational Legislative Assembly in La Paz. After hearing countless times that women couldn’t be elected to high office, Paxi decided to prove that they could. She ran for a seat in the Legislative Assembly’s Chamber of Deputies in 2014 and won. In truth, more than half of the Legislative Assembly’s members are women, a proportion which is second only to Rwanda.
This is Eduardo Leal @eduardoleal80 sharing my long term project “Cholita’s Rise” about the emancipation of indigenous women in Bolivia.
As recently as 10 years ago, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara and Quechua women were socially ostracized and systematically marginalized. Known as “cholitas” (an initially derogatory term which members of the community have re-appropriated and now use with pride), these women—recognizable by their wide skirts, braided hair, and bowler hats—were banned from using public transportation or entering certain public spaces. Their career opportunities, meanwhile, were severely limited, with most becoming either housecleaners or roadside vendors. While these women have been organizing and advocating for their rights since at least the 1960s, their movement was invigorated by Evo Morales’s election, in 2006, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president. Ever since that historic moment, many of the country’s “cholitas” began taking pride in their traditional identity and further asserting their rights as members of Bolivia’s society.
To see more from the project Cholita's Rise, go to: !
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Cuteness alert !!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 merci 1000 fois @mahude_r pour cette photo que tu as prise spécialement pour nous au Pérou ❤️❤️❤️ Des femmes en habits traditionnels qui portent un bébé Alpaga 😍😍Je sais pas vous mais nous on fond ... ☁️☁️
Atardeceres 🌅 asombrosos desde nuestra Isla de Margarita ❤️ así finalizamos este lindo día. Fotografía @ma.betzabeth
Este ha sido el destino al que más me costó llegar. La altura me tenía mareada y con la respiración agitadísima, pero al llegar arriba todo valió la pena ❤️ conoce nuestra experiencia en el artículo que escribí sobre La Montaña Siete Colores 🌈 he dejado el link en mis historias!
👉🏼 ¿Cuál ha sido el viaje que más esfuerzo físico te ha demandado? ¡Coméntamelo! 🌎✨👇🏼