The General Feminist Strike of Chile: March 8th, 2019 – UPDATE

Woman with raised fist with green bandanna of the abortion rights movement. In the background is a banner on patriarchical capitalism.

As 2018 has been dubbed the “year of feminism” in Chile, organizers are now calling for a “General Feminist Strike” on March 8th, 2019. As part of the mobilization a massive Women In Struggle Conference (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres que Luchan) is planned for this coming weekend, December 8-9th. The conference is expected to draw over 1,500 women and was preceded by over 40 “pre-conferences” held in October and November throughout Chile with different themes and topics.

But organizers are in great need of materials to make the conference a success. If you support building an international feminist movement and a feminist politics rooted in social movements, consider donating. Watch the video and visit the conference organizers fundraising site to contribute.

¡Arriba el feminismo que va a vencer! / Up with the feminism that will win!


Below are photos from Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres que Luchan. Organizers continue to raise funds for conference expenses and any remaining funds will go towards March 8 organizing efforts. 

Woman facing away from camera holding brush as they affix a poster to a wall.

Wheat pasting posters in preparation for the conference. 

Conference assembly of over 1,000 feminist activists. Banners read “Together in the struggle against the patriarchy” and “Patriarchy and capital, a criminal alliance.”

Another view of the conference assembly. 

Mapuche indigenous activist. The Mapuche are the native peoples of Chile and Argentina. 

Conference participants from Brazil.

Conference participants. 

Promotional and fundraising video by conference organizers.

If you enjoyed this article we also recommend “A Feminist Movement to End Capitalism, Part I” and “Kavanaugh and a Feminist Movement Fighting to End Capitalism.” As well we recommend the critical anarchist feminist piece, “Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism.”