The OFP commemorates International Women’s Day by highlighting grassroots feminist economies
“We are women living in rural and urban areas who are building a grassroots feminist economy.”
For International Women’s Day, the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) co-organized a week of activities with other local organizations who are part of a network known as the Territorial Agendas for Peace.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, we planned two principal activities for what we dubbed the Week of Women’s Dignity:
- A dialogue: In this dialogue we discussed women’s contributions to formal and informal work. We talked about women’s historical contributions to the global economy, women’s place in economies of care but also their work in what are considered professional and public settings. In addition, we highlighted the importance of alternative economies as a pathway for self-empowerment and autonomy.
- The Women’s Bazaar: More than 100 women from across the region gathered to sell their products, showcase their knowledge and skills, and delight on the flavors of each other’s cooking. At this bazaar, we also had arts and culture featuring forms of drumming and local rhythms that characterize the region of the Magdalena Medio.
The week’s activities demonstrated the strength of women’s participation in political processes, which fills us with great joy and hope.
Kelly Campo is the Coordinator of the Economic Autonomy Program at the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP)