Women’s Human Rights Groups in Latin America

  • Mariclaire Acosta
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

This chapter analyses how a group of women have become involved in the political process of El Salvador, in a situation of revolutionary conflict and massive repression.

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    Morna McLeod, GAM-COMADRES: un anàlisis comparativo (Mexico, CITGUA, Serie Cuadernos, 1986) pp. 12, 3, 46.Google Scholar
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    For further elaboration on this point see Patricia Chuckry, Subversive Mothers: Women’s Opposition to the Military Regime in Chile, Paper presented at the XIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston, Mass., October 1986, (mimeo); Gloria Bonder, ‘Cuál mujer? Cual política?’, Fem, Ano 10. 46 (June–July 1986), Mexico, 5–11;Google Scholar
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    See Morna McLeod, op. cit.; Ernesto Tiffenberg, Surfimiento y evolución del movimiento de Mádres de Plaza de Mayo en el contexto de los nuevos movimientos sociales (México: Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, 1984).Google Scholar
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    The year 1979 marks a time in El Salvador when the traditional oligarchy and military hardliners began to lose their hold on political power. Following the Sandinista victory in Nicaragua, thousands of Salvadorans took to the streets and began massive agitation for social and political changes. In October 1979, a group of reform-minded junior officers ousted General Carlos Humberto Romero from power and tried to push through a series of reforms in order to gain popular support. Their attempts failed. Barry AAand Preusch, AAThe Central America Fact Book (New York: Grove Press, 1986) pp. 205–08Google Scholar
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    M. Acosta, ‘La violación generalizada de los derechos humanos como política de govierno: notas sobre el caso latinoamericano’, Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Ano XLVI, 1 (January–March 1984), pp. 335–55.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Amnesty International, Disappearances, A Workbook (AI—USA, New York. 1981) p. 166.Google Scholar
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