Salasakan Women: A History of Exogenous and Endogenous Colonization. Living in a Cycle of Poverty with Limited Political Participation
This analysis is based on a qualitative and quantitative study of the political participation of the indigenous
Salasakan women of Ecuador. The critical theories of the south framed the research, which emphasizes that their limited
political participation is the result of exogenous and endogenous colonization that has established gender roles. The situation
of poverty, poor education and a lack of satisfied primary necessities, continue to keep this population from claiming their
rights through political participation.
Key words- Southern Theories, Political Participation, Colonization.