The largest mobilization of women in Latin America took place on the streets of the federal capital with demands for equality and justice for rural, forest and urban workers
The 7th edition of the March of the Margaridas, the largest activist mobilization of women in all of Latin America, brought together more than 100,000 people in Brasília, including around 300 female babassu coconut breakers from the states of Maranhão, Pará, Tocantins and Piauí. They are part of the Interstate Movement of Babassu Coconut Breakers (MIQCB, an iCS grantee). The march, which pays homage to Margarida Maria Alves from Paraíba, a trade unionist and peasant woman murdered 40 years ago for her fight for the rights of rural workers, takes place every four years and seeks to valorize women in the countryside, forests, waters and cities, by combating inequalities.
Women from MIQCB participated in the March of the Margaridas, in Brasília | Credit: MIQCB Disclosure