Del silencio a la escucha: aproximaciones teóricas feministas a la comprensión de la violencia a gran escala y las transiciones políticas en Latinoamérica

Since the 1990s, Latin American(LTA) feminists have developed important reflections on different socio-political issues. From then on, LA-feminism(LAF) has consolidated its own analytical readings and categories, seeking to explain and transform the structural conditions of exclusionary violence to which Latin-American women are subjected. However, despite that LAF insights cover multiple disciplinary fields, they are still absent from political and constitutional reflections based in LTA. With that in mind, the paper aims to present an overview of the LAF approaches to the challenges faced by societies in transition. It discusses the theoretical contributions made by feminist to the understanding of Latin American political context in:(1) a relatively close past, marked by widespread violence, such as the South Cone’s dictatorships or the several armed conflicts that took place between the 1970s and the 1980s;(2) the transition processes carried out in the aftermath of those periods.