“Housework must be shared by the entire family”

Posted on 2014-04-03 / no comments

The campaign “Housework must be shared by the entire family”. Without economic autonomy, there is no true autonomy will now resonate throughout Puno, a region home to the project “Access to and Improvement of Economic Income of Quechua and Aymara Artisan Women in Puno”,  financed by the European Union.

The action aims to raise awareness about work carried out by women in the private realm.  When reproductive work is recognized, valued and shared, it generates better personal development opportunities for each family member, especially for women, who carry out this work as if it were only women’s work.

The main ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 26th, at 9 in the morning.  Activities related to the campaign include an awareness workshop led by artisan leaders, local authorities, media and the general population in Puno, organized by Alicia Villanueva, national coordinator for the project,

Later, all participants and volunteers will participate in “Interweaving”, to take place in the main square of Puno, where crocheted garments will be made and later donated to social assistance programs.

At the same time, from 9:00 to 1:00pm, the “Clothesline for Equality” will be held, where people who pass by will hang up poster boards expressing their ideas about whether or not housework should only be carried out by women.

Why a clothesline?

Household chores are almost always carried out by women, including that of washing clothes.  As a result, the very act of men and women expressing their opinions will make visible the fact that housework can be shared equally.

The campaign is organized by Movimiento Manuel Ramos, as part of the project: “Access to and Improvement of Economic income of Quechua and Aymara Artisan Women in Puno”.

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