Between Gender and Ethnicity: Women’s Rights and Identity Politics in the Andes

Jane Jaquette

December 1, 2011

UMass Boston

In the Andean region, indigenous groups have become an important political force, even participating in rewriting constitutions. On gender issues, indigenous demands raise important issues for feminists, as women’s rights are understood within a cultural context of gender complementarity rather than gender equality. Jane Jaquette discusses the content of these debates and explores their implications for women’s rights. 

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