It is a cycle that seeks to specify policies and actions for equality, to deepen their context of socio-economic work, as a support to their national economies. The Deputy Governor participated in the event and visited productive projects in the region, led by women.
Within the framework of actions and policies for equality, in Machagai, the third meeting of the cycle of workshops “Women of the local economy. Economic autonomy for equality”. The activity, in which Deputy Governor Analía Rach Quiroga and the Secretary for Human Rights and Gender, Silvana Pérez, took part, aims to deepen the socio-economic work context of women who support their domestic economy, by analyzing the inequalities they face in the labor market.
The activity, which will continue on Friday 21, is coordinated by the Department of Economy, Equality and Gender of the Ministry of Planning, Economy and Infrastructure of Chaco; the Equality Policy Unit in the Vice-Government and the Human Rights and Gender Secretariat, in coordination with the gender area of the aforementioned locality.
The initiative, which is part of the Gender Equality Plan for the Province of Chaco (2020-2023), aims to value the work of women in the informal sector of the economy, understanding that the multiple daily and domestic tasks do not are not they are recognized as “work”, but they generate contributions to the economy. At the same time, it is proposed to generate a diagnosis of the resources and infrastructures (family, community, public, private) they have; the difficulties that arise in the construction of sustainable cooperative and/or self-managed economies, essential for achieving economic autonomy and rebuilding life trajectories without violence.
To do this, the team, made up of workshop facilitators Maisa Báscuas, a graduate in political science from UBA; Magdalena Roggi, graduate in sociology from the UBA; with Iara Tejeda Martínez, Director of Economy, Equality and Gender; and Eliana Maciel, responsible for women and gender in the Municipality of Macagai; They organize the meeting with women leaders from local economies in Macagai and surrounding towns.
Based on these diagnoses, work will begin on the design and implementation of programs and public policies with a gender perspective that strengthen the contribution of these women to the maintenance of life and the economy, making visible their role in the popular economy through in order to reduce the gaps of difficulties and disadvantages in entering the labor market that they face daily in an increasingly demanding and exclusive labor market.
These conferences are the third, after those held in the southwest area of Charata and San Martín, with a program that plans to continue with a provincial tour of this program through different locations.
The initiative aims to continue strengthening, from the provincial government, the process of institutionalizing the areas of women, gender and diversity of the municipalities of the Chaco, through an articulated and co-managed work, where the province and the municipalities work together on the tasks , the challenges and tensions faced by women and the LGTBI+ collective in the Chaco.
*Productive projects led by women*
As part of the activity, Deputy Governor and Secretary of Human Rights and Gender Silvana Pérez, Director of the Ministry of Planning and Economy Iara Tejeda, visited different productive projects carried out by women in Macagai.
“Behind every company and every project, there is a story of life, of surpassing oneself and of love for each other and each other,” said Rach Quiroga.
In this context, he visited Miriam Acuña and her company “Viveros Miriam”. In this place, the woman produces fertilizers, seedlings and planters and has managed to strengthen her business thanks to the Tool Bank of the Ministry of Social Development.
On the other hand, Rosana López and Gisela Sandoval are the creators of “Unleashing Ideas”, a textile company. The name came about “because when we started we didn’t have what we wanted to put together, so we tied and untied, until it came out. In addition, we have also untied clothes to recycle them and assemble others, so the name came to life,” said the two, who benefited from supplies from the Ministry of Labor’s Tool Bank. Social development.
Next, officials went to the Quinta 50 neighborhood, where a group of mothers run a dining hall that provides care for about 120 people. On site, health operations are also organized to support families in the area.
Finally, Rach Quiroga and other officials arrived at the Aboriginal colony in the company of the “ALPI Women” who have been promoting initiatives for 10 years to support their community through their vegetable garden, their textile workshop and their menstrual management. They have also been beneficiaries of the Tool Bank, the Chaco Solidario Foundation, the Empower program, Youth Inclusion and the Emprendemos Todos program.
“It is extremely important to know, recognize and make visible what women do on a daily basis to strengthen local economies,” said Rach Quiroga. “From the provincial government to the different zones and the municipality, we are working to strengthen the network that allows the continuous development of each company,” added the deputy governor.