Feminists March for Equal Rights at the WSF Belem 2009
[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.786149&w=425&h=350&fv=config%3D%7BplayList%3A+%5B%7Burl%3A+%27wsf_splash.jpg%27%2C+overlayId%3A+%27play%27%7D%2C%7Burl%3A+%27Members%2Fmallory%2Fvideos%2FWSF_1_30_2009-feminist.flv%27%2C+type%3A+%27flv%27%7D%5D%2C+autoRewind%3A+true%2C+initialScale%3A+%27fit%27%2C+loop%3A+false%2C+autoPlay%3A+false%2C+autoBuffering%3A+false%2C+controlBarBackgroundColor%3A-1%2C+showVolumeSlider%3A+true%2C+controlsOverVideo%3A+%27ease%27%2C+controlBarGloss%3A+%27low%27%2C+menuItems%3A+%5B+1%2C+1%2C+1%2C+1%2C+1%2C+1%2C+0+%5D%7D+] BELEM, BRAZIL (January 30, 2009) Brazilian feminists marched for their rights along the main road running through the UFRA campus during the 2009 World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil. A young activist says in an interview "In Brazil, abortion is not legalized and it should be legalized." Other inequalities exist in Brazil such as equal pay for equal work. Participants of the 2009 World Social Forum saw many spontaneous marches such as this one throughout the WSF decentralized space. Demonstrations and actions in these open spaces were a positive contribution to the organized workshops and panels that were officially listed in the forum's program. "Activist, ground-up demonstrations in the open are a good balance to the formality of workshops in dedicated university classrooms," one activist observed. To find out more about the World Social Forum process of active, decentralized organizations throughout the year, visit OpenFSM.net and find out how you can participate online and in your area with groups from all over the world!