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Creating Transnational Solidarity—Linking Economic, Health, Reproductive, And Political Rights

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The accompaniment work of Jolom-Kinal has been both local and global, with solidarity networks spreading across Mexico, the US and Europe linked through shared interest in human rights, Fair Trade, gender equity, and alternative development. This chapter discusses Jolom, Kinal, and the solidarity networks transnational organizing work including the Fair Trade marketing of Jolom textiles through solidarity networks across the US and Canada, the reproductive health and womens rights partnership project with International Planned Parenthood, and economic solidarity with a rural health clinic. In each, the chapter identifies problems and conflicts as well as some benefits. Reproductive freedom is seen as a euphemism for genocide by some researchers and citizens alike at the same time that it is also viewed as a matter of individual decision by others.

Keywords: economic justice; human rights; Mayan womens health; reproductive freedom; transnational solidarity



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