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 […]

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Promoting Health By Responding to Gender-based Violence

Alejandra Meglioli – International Planned Parenthood Federation – Wednesday, 28 November 2012 (originally published 25 November) Today, thousands of organizations and individuals around the world are demanding an end to gender-based violence in their communities as a part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Each year, the campaign begins on November […]

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 […]

‘War on Drugs’ leaves Latin American women lives in ruin

‘War on Drugs’ leaves Latin American women lives in ruin

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente – WNN Opinion (WNN) Cartegena, COLOMBIA: “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs’ and organized crime, which includes government corruption in some countries have specific consequences for women in Latin America”, said the Chilean lawyer Patsili Toledo, member of ‘Antígona’ a research group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and […]

New woman commissioner takes helm of Mexico’s federal police

New woman commissioner takes helm of Mexico’s federal police

Dave Graham – WNN Breaking (WNN/RTLW) MEXICO CITY: Mexico has for the first time appointed a woman to head the federal police, which is under pressure to bring the country’s powerful drug cartels to heel. Maribel Cervantes replaced Facundo Rosas as commissioner general of the federal police, the Ministry for Public Security said late on Friday. […]

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 […]