Acknowledgement, invisibility and participation in Afro-Bolivian communities

BY PAOLA YAÑEZ INOFUENTES FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Despite the achievements of the Plurinational State, racism and racial disparities persist in Bolivia. In this regard, the absence of accurate statistical data on self-identification hinders the development of policies that promote equality. Afro-Bolivian women, in particular, experience intersectional discrimination wherever racism and sexism converge, worsening the conditions in which they live. Although the political constitution of the state institutionally recognizes their presence in the national political space, no significant progress been yet made in the participation of Afro-Bolivians in decision-making.

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Afro-Mexicans have always been relegated to the last rung

BY MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Rosy Castro Salinas is an Afro-Mexican woman from the Charco Redondo community in the municipality of Tutupepec, in the state of Oaxaca. She is a doctoral candidate in law at the Benemérita Universidad de Oaxaca and a member of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination in Mexico (CONAPRED). Additionally, she is a member of the Alliance of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Women and the founder and coordinator of the Forum of Indigenous, Afro-Mexican, Mestizo, Fisherwomen, and Rural Women in Bahías de Huatulco.

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Understanding the complex conflict unfolding in Manipur

Manipur is a state in the Northeastern part of India, which is rich in forests, minerals, rivers and other natural resources that have largely been untapped by corporate houses and the state due to its remoteness, underdeveloped infrastructure, strong resistance from the peoples’ movement and some legal protection of the land due to its Autonomous District Councils[1].

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