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The history of the women of Ushuaia in Argentina, which went around the world

The history of women’s wrestling in the Ushuaia region of Argentina dates back to 2002, when Municipal organic charter in which it was installed from article 218 parity in the formation of lists. However, the following article established a system of preferences that prevented this in practice.

Thus, since 2015 at the height of the movement #Not one lessin the Ushuaia Advisory Council (the legislature of the city) female representation was zero. For four years, the legislature consisted of seven male councillors, and it was they who decided the fate of the city.

From now on, Ushuaia women’s movement who turned to justice. As a result of these actions, at least two women have taken up these positions. The evidence of the struggle and action against the strong macho culture that has taken root in the territory is reflected in the book. Ambitious. Chronicle of collective strugglewhich was published last 26 March.

The book chronicles the struggles of the Ushuaia Women’s Movement, an organization that was formed after the 2015 elections out of discomfort with official discrimination and to be heard by those who had the power to change the rules and make parity real. .

The book was written by seven joint members: Laura Lopez Enteble D Fabiana Rios (from the feminist group La Ría), Ayelen Martinez D San Veron (leader of La Hoguera, a transfeminist sexual health counseling group), Elida Rech (from the Women’s Front New Encounter), Constance Ojeda D Light Scarpathi (from Gender Communicators) and was presented at the end of March in Ushuaia with the participation of a feminist philosopher Diana Mafiafeminist activist Monique Alshul and chronicler Mr. Page 12, Sonia Santoro.

One of the main paradoxes of the case is that the same Advisory Board, which for years turned its back on them, declared two days after the presentation of the book that it was of municipal interest.

And… how does the story continue? The topic was so popular that it was placed on the public’s agenda.. Last year, in the process of publishing the book, the municipality demanded a reform of the Organic Charter governing the region. This includes the article on parity whereby all politicians spoke out in favor of parity.

On the other hand, apart from what happened in the Council, “what is not yet complete is that last year the Legislative Assembly voted to expand the High Court of Justice. It had three members, they expanded it to five with no parity criteria. To this end, we approve and demand the enactment of a comprehensive equality law providing for equality in the Supreme Court. as well as in the Judicial Council, which elects judges,” he said. Page 12, Fabiana Rios.

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Following the ruling of the 2002 Municipal Organic Charter of Ushuaia and the Article 219 controversy regarding precedent, many have wondered if they recognized when they founded Article 218 the need for affirmative action to promote parity in Ushuaia. society. Also about how the next article, applicable to the same community, ignored what was intended, allowing the absolute unblocking of the lists that provided parity.

In the list, next to the name of each candidate, there is a box to indicate which one you prefer. Depending on the preferences received, the order of the lists can be changed. This is called “unblocking”. And this is what literally blocked the entry of women to the Advisory Council..

That year, while the councilors ignored the project, they posed for a photo with a photo of the #Niunamenos slogan in their hands; as if, in postponing parity projects, they did not resort to violence.

Why didn’t anyone notice before? Organizations and institutions always operate by minimizing the voice and word of women.”said Fabiana Rios, at that time. And the men’s argument that “even women don’t vote for women” became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Since 2003 and for 12 years only one woman was an adviserand from 2015 to 2019, none. That’s when the problem became very apparent.

For this reason, they themselves took “the word and the deed, and everything began to change,” as the book says.

To unravel this normative tangle, the women of the region sought evidence to support them in what they knew was injustice, even if they wanted them to believe they were exaggerating. When they found this support, they were happy, but at the same time they were sad to confirm that Ushuaia has always been an exceptional example in studies of the impact of parity laws. The Ushuaia Advisory Council appears in various academic studies as an example how parity laws alone are not enough to allow women to hold elected office.

This collective history is also gives an account of the transversality of the composition of the women’s movement in Ushuaia.. And this shows the importance of the struggle being common for all women. because he wrote Carol Hanisch (2016) in the article that gave its name to the feminist slogan “the personal is political”:There are only collective actions for a collective decision.”.


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