chapter  6
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Social Movements and South–South Academic Cooperation: Gender and Sexualities Studies from Latin America

Gender studies in Latin America go hand in hand with the emergence of the women’s movements, and were institutionalized through NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) and independent academic centres in a period marked by dictatorships and authoritarian governments. They absorbed the European and North American conceptual and theoretical contributions on gender that nourished the understanding of gender discrimination.