In light of this complex situation, we have had to make some difficult, but necessary, decisions to ensure the sustainability of LACWHN
and provide continuity to the organization's outstanding political work in the region coordinating its diverse membership.
In light of this reality, through this campaign and in keeping with LACWHN
's historic commitment to the defense of women's health, lives and human rights, the Network set out to develop simultaneous strategies on different levels where determining factors of VAW are observed: individual, inter-relational, community and institutional.
"From Latin America and the Caribbean to the United Nations: Lima Consensus." In Women's Health Journal (LACWHN
), 1/ 2000.
The Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network, LACWHN
, a regional network of individual women and organizations that defend and promote the right to health as a human right and a social good, joins in and strongly supports the citizens' movements today in Chile that are calling for profound structural reform of public education in this country, demanding that education be fully guaranteed by the State to be free of charge, of good quality and with equity of access, with an emphasis on secular, non-sexist and non-discriminatory education.
For the Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network, this report is of particular importance, because it addresses the need to approach women's health and sexual and reproductive rights from a comprehensive perspective, in keeping with LACWHN
's Ongoing Campaign for Comprehensive Health and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
sends warm greetings to all the members of CEM-H and best wishes in their continued feminist commitment.
SI Mujer has also been a longstanding member of LACWHN
, holding regular meetings with women's social organizations to share our agenda and strategic lines.
Our translation to English of all the newsletters published to date may be downloaded from the LACWHN
For example, the Campana Punto Final a la Violencia contra las Mujeres (Campaign to End Violence against Women), which LACWHN
is promoting in four countries of the region--Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti--with support from Oxfam, has the following objectives: to promote a change in social attitudes and beliefs related to discrimination, inequalities and inequities that sustain and promote violence against women in the region, while generating a collective position visible from all levels of the community against violence against women and strengthening social and institutional responses to prevent violence.
On October 20 and 21, 2010, in Antigua, Guatemala, LACWHN
held a Workshop on Positioning and Promoting the ICPD+15 Agenda in the Region.
In attendance were: LACWHN
members; representatives of Focal Points of the September 28 Campaign for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean; members of the Dutch organization, Women on Waves; and observers from international organizations and agencies, including Amnesty International, Mama Cash and the International Women's Health Coalition, IWHC.
At the same time, LACWHN
coordinates the Campana Punto Final hacia la Violencia contra las Mujeres (Campaign to End Violence Against Women) in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a first stage taking place in Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti and Guatemala.