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The Latin American Women's Movement
An look at the Latin American women's movement from 1970 until present day.
# 67294 | 4,625 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper examines how although most Latin American countries were given suffrage as early as 1940, 30 years later, by 1971 women were still locked into a culture of Catholicism, control and machismo. The paper discusses the many aspects of women's rights that need to be addressed in order for women to be truly accepted as equals.

Table of Contents:
General Suffrage
Latin American Suffrage
Human Rights/Women's Rights
Women and Employment
Employment and Working Conditions
Argentina and Mexico
Latin American Women Reproductive and Health Issues
Latin American Women's Health Issues
Latin American Women in Politics
Human Rights Issues for Women in Latin America
Legal Protection for Latin American Women
Latin American Women and Violence

From the Paper:

"The Roman Catholic Church has a strong political hold on the hearts and minds of Latin American and the influence of the Roman Catholic Church has kept a majority of Latin American women chained to the cycle of childbirth. Despite the fact that a majority of Latin American women have been the "beneficiaries" of universal suffrage since World War II, family planning that was not in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church's edicts has been severely limited. A woman who is unable to obtain or hold a job because of her constant gravid state is unlikely to put emancipation before basic survival. Unfortunately Latin American's economic condition has suffered because of as burgeoning uncontrollable population explosion which compromises the health and welfare not only of the women large numbers of children but the children themselves."

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