Women's Plan: Conceptual Framework and Methodology for the Buen Vivir

Julieta Paredes


This article analyzes the impact that neoliberal policies have on women and sets out the epistemological fracture that communitarian feminism produces in Western feminism.  We discuss the circumstances in which, for the first time in the history of Bolivian public policies for women, a Plan de las Mujeres emerges from within women’s social organizations. This article also offers the conceptual frame that guides such a Plan, which relies on five categories or fields of direct action that help us in defending ourselves from a market that has put our very lives on sale. These categories are our bodies, our space, our time, our memory, and the movements that we are able to articulate.


Chacha-Warmi; Communitarian Feminism; Communitarian State; De-neoliberalization; Depatriarchalizing Principle; Pachamama; Plan de las Mujeres; Plurinational State; Public Policy; Vivir Bien

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/bsj.2010.9


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