Latin America Solidarity Centre

Mujeres en América Latina

AIM:

For students to see the different aspects of what being a woman in Latin America entails and some of the inequalities they face, as well as some of the ways they take action.

 

MATERIALS

Infosheets (here), cardboard, markers, pictures and other materials to create the posters.

 

LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM

Junior Cycle: Strand 1. Communicative Competence, linked to 1.10, 1.17 and Strand 3: Socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness, linked to LO 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

 

Senior Cycle: III. Cultural awareness 1, 3, 4, 5

 

METHODOLOGY

Give one envelope to each group and ask them to compile the  information and present it to the rest of the group on a poster. The envelopes will contain information about the following topics:

  • Mujeres que luchan
  • Mujeres indigenas
  • Feminicidios
  • Mujeres en el trabajo

 

PRACTISE YOUR SPANISH

  • Apart from reading the Information in Spanish, they can write key words in Spanish on their posters.
  • Students should use as much Spanish as possible in their presentation.
  • Ask students to share what they think of the realities they have read about and how they relate to their own experience or to Ireland.

 

CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION

Explore some of the active campaigns for women in Latin America, and invite students take one on board and organise an action around it. For example, you can look at Ni Una Menos (www.niunamenos.com.ar/). Or explore how our consumer behaviour can have an impact on women’?s rights by learning about the campaign Clean Clothes www.cleanclothes.org/.