Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Mexico’s indigenous domestics want education and human rights

Maria Antonieta Gómez Álvarez / Chiapas correspondent WNN Features San Cristóbal de las Casas – Chiapas, Mexico — As maids, cooks, nannies and housekeepers they work behind closed doors, away from the public eye; unprotected by Mexican labor laws. Carmen Sánchez Gómez’s hand trembles as she struggles to form the letters her teacher slowly spells […]

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 […]