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“¿La revolución tiene cara de campesina?” Un caso de estudio de la participación activa de las mujeres en el riego del páramo venezolano "Has the Revolution a Peasant Face?" A case study on the activeparticipation of women in an irrigation project in the Venezuelan Páramo
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6811-304X
2015 (Spanish)In: Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero, ISSN 2177-2886, Vol. 6, no 2, 3-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [es]

En Venezuela, la participación de la mujer en los procesos de tomas de decisiones ha sido profundizada por la revolución bolivariana. Mientras se ha demostrado que los cambios legislativos han logrado involucrar a las mujeres en las zonas urbanas, no existen estudios al respecto equivalentes en las zonas rurales. Este artículo es un primer paso para solventar dicha carencia científica. Se han utilizado para ello metodologías cualitativas y un enfoque de género para conocer la participación de la mujer en la organización espacial del sistema económico-productivo en Mixteque, del municipio Rangel, estado Mérida,Venezuela. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que mientras las mujeres son las principales gerentes del Consejo Comunal, su participación es pasiva en la toma de decisiones de los procesos productivos. De hecho, el Comité de Riego está compuesto principalmente por hombres, controlando, como consecuencia, la actividad económica dominante: la agricultura. Asimismo, se resalta que aunque las relaciones patriarcales están cambiando en algunas familias, a nivel organizativo comunitario se ha consolidado una división de trabajo productivo y reproductivo entre hombres y mujeres. Nuestro estudio reafirma que Venezuela es un caso especial en términos de voluntad hacia la participación femenina y confirma que la paridad de género ha ido mejorando. Pero, sobre todo, demuestra que las campesinas andinas venezolanas no son diferentes a las ecuatorianas, bolivianas o peruanas: ninguna tiene acceso directo a los espacios participativos de tomas de decisión sobre el agua. La presente investigación sobre dichas dinámicas es inédita en el estudio geográfico venezolano, y servirá para ilustrar de qué manera los nuevos procesos organizativos venezolanos pudieron – si pudieron - modificar los papeles de género.

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In Venezuela, women’s participation in decision making processes has improved thanks to theBolivarian revolution. While it has been shown that legislative changes have brought aboutachievements for women in urban areas, there are no similar studies done in rural zones. Thisarticle is a first attempt to fill this scientific gap. Qualitative data have been gathered with a focuson gender, in order to investigate women’s participation in the spatial organization of the economicand productive system of Mixteque, in the municipality of Rangel, in the state of Mérida,Venezuela. The results show that while women are mainly in charge in the municipal council, theirparticipation is passive in decision makings related to the productive processes. The irrigationcommittee is indeed mainly composed by men, who consequently control agriculture, which is themost important economic activity in Mixteque. Our study also indicates that although patriarchalrelations are changing in some families, at the community level there has been a reinforcement ofthe productive/reproductive work division between men and women, respectively. This articleconfirms that Venezuela is a unique case when it comes to the legislative impulse towards women’sparticipation and that gender equality has been improving. Nevertheless, it emerges, mostimportantly, that women farmers in the Venezuelan Andes are no different from their counterpartsin Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia: none of them has direct access to water management decisionmaking. Given its novelty within the discipline of geography in Venezuela, this research can help toilluminate how new organizational processes could – if they could – change gender roles inVenezuela.

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Ponta Grosa, Brasil, 2015. Vol. 6, no 2, 3-23 p.
Keyword [en]
Water committees, Communal council, Andean Paramo, Venezuela, Participation.
Keyword [es]
Comité de riego, Consejos Comunales, Páramo Andino, Venezuela, Participación
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115081DOI: 10.5212/Rlagg.v.6.i2.0001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-115081DiVA: diva2:795617
Available from: 2015-03-16 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-22Bibliographically approved

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