How Mayan Women Are Helping Violence Survivors in Mexico

How Mayan Women Are Helping Violence Survivors in Mexico

Fatima Leonor Gamboa – Care2 – Wednesday, 19 March 2014 (originally published Mar 12) We all start our writing by mentioning the things that characterize us. I can say that I am a woman, although that shouldn’t matter since it is merely one of humanity’s sexes. Nevertheless, due to the situation of inequality and exclusion […]

Women Secure a Third of Mexican Parliament

Women Secure a Third of Mexican Parliament

Anayeli Garcia Martinez – Truthout – Tuesday, 17 July 2012 (originally published 14 Jul) Mexico City – Female candidates are poised to occupy an unprecedented third of the seats in Mexico’s bicameral parliament when preliminary results for the Jul.1 election are confirmed. In the lower chamber, 95 women were elected through direct vote (in a relative majority […]

Is a Woman President ‘Macho’ Enough for Mexico?

Is a Woman President ‘Macho’ Enough for Mexico?

Louis E.V. Nevaer – New America Media – Thursday, 17 November 2011 (originally published 14 Nov) MERIDA, Mexico – In less than nine months, Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president, and already the tantalizing question has set social media here all abuzz: Is Mexico ready to elect a woman? Mexico […]

New Wave of Cross-Border Activism

New Wave of Cross-Border Activism

Salem-News.com – Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 (originally published 20 Jan) (LAS CRUCES, N.M.) – If anything marks the first weeks of 2011 in Mexico and the Paso del Norte border region, it is the growth of citizen activism in response to femicide, human rights violations and a broad range of atrocities stemming from the so-called […]

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

Diane Urbani de la Paz – Peninsula Daily News – Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 (originally published 9 Jan) SEQUIM — A small band of women in Sequim and Port Angeles share one desire with a women’s cooperative in rural Chiapas, Mexico. They want to show their daughters and granddaughters what’s possible for them as modern […]