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Rural Social Movements in Latin AmericaOrganizing for Sustainable Livelihoods$
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Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033327

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033327.001.0001

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The Peasant Women’s Movement in Bolivia: “Bartolina Sisa” and COCAMTROP

The Peasant Women’s Movement in Bolivia: “Bartolina Sisa” and COCAMTROP

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Rural Social Movements in Latin America

George Ann Potter

Leonida Zurita

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses a description of the development, demands, and the current role of the peasant women's movement in Bolivia. It focuses on the two major organizations: the Bartolina Sisa National Federation of Bolivian Peasant Women (FNMCB-BS) and the Coordinator of Peasant Women of the Tropics (COCAMTROP). It also looks at the demands and proposals that these two organizations share, and considers the initiatives of the Movement Towards Socialism government.

Keywords:   peasant women, Bolivia, COCAMTROP, FNMCB-BS, Movement Towards Socialism, development

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