Decade of Women in the Americas- 1976-1985
Regional Action Plan for the Decade of Women in the Americas (1976-1985)
sought full and equal participation of women in the social and economic
life of the OAS member states by improving the conditions of women, giving
them greater equality, widening women's access to technical education,
training, rural credit, and agricultural property, and concentrating on
the rural and marginalized urban populations.
the Plan, CIM carried out an ambitious program of technical cooperation in
thirty OAS member states, executing more than 200 projects on a wide
variety of issues including women in the labor force, skills training for
rural women, organization of craft cooperatives and the marketing of their
products, legal aid for women, the development of small businesses,
alternate forms of gainful employment, appropriate agricultural and
livestock raising technologies, and leadership training for women in labor
unions, rural communities, and political organizations. A number of these
programs were directed toward indigenous women.