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

George Ann Potter and Leonida Zurita

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI:
The Peasant Women’s Movement in Bolivia: “Bartolina Sisa” and COCAMTROP

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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

Chapter.  7002 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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