Neither Mother nor Wife. Indigenous Women in Amatenango del Valle Highlight the Bright and Dark Sides of Being Single

Indigenous women face discrimination on three levels, for being indigenous, for being women and for being poor. The Zapatista Women’s Revolutionary Laws of 1993 marked a major advance for the women living within the autonomous communities and had some level of influence in the wider community of indigenous women in Chiapas. Despite the predominant patriarchal discourse concerning gender stereotypes, indigenous women continue to empower and exert themselves. This article by Yessica Morales from Chiapas Paralelo looks at recent research into a tendency of indigenous women from Amatenango del Valle who choose not to marry and have children but prefer to be single and independent.

Lützerath – the town where the future hangs in the balance

The struggle to halt the climate catastrophe demands coordinated global action. During their tour of Europe as part of their Journey for Life, the Zapatistas visited the town of Lützerath in Germany in a show of solidarity with the local residents who have been resisting the expansion of coal mining in their territory. The residents have once again recently come under attack but are determined to continue their resistance.

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