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Matriarchy in the San Blas Islands

San Blas women hold, for the most part, the primary positions of power and authority in social, political, and economic spheres.

The concept of a matriarch society is not universally defined and varies across different cultures and historical contexts.

Actual matriarchal societies are relatively rare. Decision-making processes in the San Blas islands are often guided by principles associated with femininity, emphasizing collaboration, consensus-building, and nurturing values.

Economic activities can vary depending on the specific group of islands but women often play central roles in trade, commerce and lately in some of the tourism that trickles down.

Men have specific roles that complement women's leadership, such as fishing in the nearby reefs, hunting or spiritual practices.

Gender equality and respect for diverse gender identities can also be central values in this vast archipelago og Guna Yala.

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