It may seem to some that decolonial feminism is just an academic buzzword, but the word itself captures the practice of political projects taking place in the global south. Different feminist organizations, collectives, and people in Latin America are now engaging with this political project, practice and thought.
For several years, the Kurds have been at the forefront of a revolution in Western Kurdistan (Rojava). Their alternative system to capitalism has resonated all over the globe. In Latin America, one of the places where Rojava thought has taken root is in the ancestral territory of the Mapuche people in Chile and Argentina.
Women from Chile are occupying education institutions in Chile and they won’t be going anywhere soon. They are demanding an end to paid education, sexual harassment, patriarchal practices, and the influence of capitalism in their universities.