Macro Norte Peru

Date: April 24, 2020
Location: Macro Norte Peru
Type of action: Online action

Macro Norte Peru

The World March of Women of the Macro North Peru denounced the transnationals and neoliberal companies that enslave and impoverish our bodies, lives, lands and territories. “Poverty in our country has a face and is a woman’s face: urban, indigenous, rural, afro-descendent, lesbian, young, single mothers who are now the ones who are caring and worrying about the sick and the daily bread of their family and community.

The WMW denounced the agro-exploitation, mining and oil companies that, despite the COVID 19, have continued to produce and exploit, harming the health and life of the people. The WMW also denounced the governments that have put capital at the center of the economy and that have made laws more flexible for the entry of transnational corporations into the country, having ensured cheap slave labor with laws such as Climper and the possibility of suspension of work without pay.

“In our country and regions, the same neoliberal governments have been reducing budgets, weakening hospitalization systems, and now we see the consequences. Health is not a business, it is a right”, says the declaration, which emphasizes that it is women who generate community solidarity strategies, from the neighborhoods to confront Covid-19. “This disaster cannot go unpunished, it is the result of the historical violation of our lives, commodifying and privatizing our health and access to basic services”.