World March of Women is present in the continental meeting of Alba Movements
By: Laura Cano.
On March 2nd and 4th, the continental meeting of Alba Movements took place in Caracas, with the participation of more than 30 delegates from Latin American and Caribbean countries. This conference allowed us to commemorate 10 years since the sowing of Commander Hugo Chávez, invaluable leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, of the Alba TCP (People's Trade Treaty), and driving force of Alba Movements and its basic tenets. The continental meeting had the participation of the WMW through our sisters Elpidia Moreno, Gertrudis Simón, Kirenia Criado, and Danay Armand (WMW Cuba), Bernadete Monteiro (WMW Brazil), and Laura Cano (WMW Venezuela), who joined representatives of the continent to create a common analysis and agenda. In the framework of the open plenary about the panel “Systemic crisis, economic transition, anti-patriarchal, anti-colonial, and anti-imperialist struggles”, Elpidia Moreno (WMW Cuba) highlighted the importance of the fight that women push forth, in the continent, against sexist violence, femicides, and sexual violence, as well as the resistance of feminist movements. Also, the offensives of conservative, fundamentalist, and fascist groups in Latin America were pointed out in the meeting, all of which, without a doubt, signal a regression of feminist and revolutionary achievements. In this sense, this space of Alba Movements in Caracas resulted in the planning and execution of common actions, communication campaigns, and activist backing for our various flags of struggle among the peoples of the global South.