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This caravan is probably 80% women. And the grassroots movements in the US, with the Women's March, and in all of Latin America, are being led by women on the ground. This is not a coincidence. It's not exclusive to women, but because the kinds of jobs we do in society, and because of the human history of patriarchy - women have a hugely important contribution to make. Not just in the rank and file, but in leadership positions as well.

Live from somewhere in the Chihuahuan Desert, Laura Carlsen reports on the work of the Caravan Against Fear - a rolling migrant rights / resistance movement, and explores the rise of women-led feminist movements challenging violence and militarism in Latin America, and potentially (hopefully) across the globe.

Laura wrote the Counterpunch article Latin America’s Women-Led Movements and New Feminisms. Follow the Caravan Against Fear on their Facebook page.

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Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen is the director of the Americas program at the Center for International Policy.

 

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