Who we are
RIPESS LAC is a continental network that brings together various community-based, associative, co-operative and mutual organisations as well as citizens’ movements that work towards the implementation of solidarity economy in Latin America. We contribute the production and sharing of resources and knowledge that creates the basis of an alternative movement to the current capitalist system.
News from Latin Amercia and the Caribbean—
Advocacy experience: Group Network of Solidarity Economy of Peru (GRESP) with a gender focus.
As we commemorate two hundred years of Peruvian independence in 2021, many social organisations have promoted proposals to consider the direction of other economies as a hope for bringing the country out of indicators of poverty, exclusion and inequality that the official proposals have not been able to achieve. Many of these organisations have been the basis of movements at [...]
Advocacy experience of the Bolivian platform with a gender perspective.
In 2005, the first fair trade and solidarity economy coordination was created in Cochabamba in the framework of the International Fair of the city. From that moment on, various alternative economy events were held in both experiences. In 2008, the Solidarity Economy and Fair-Trade Movement (ESYCJ) was finally established. This movement was made up of representatives of textile, farmers, leather, [...]
Trade of agro-ecological production through short circuits.
[pdf-embedder url="http://www.ripess.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Folleto-Insidencia-política-en-ESS.pdf" title="Folleto Insidencia política en ESS"] Solidarity Fairs are one of the strategies that allow for the improvement of rural trade through short circuits: reassessing the importance of family farming in rural and urban territories, achieving the recovery of fairer social relations of production and exchange between the countryside and the city. Read more HERE (in Spanish)