Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Women’s Rights

Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamonte passed away

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamante, one of the pioneers of feminism in Chiapas, died yesterday at the age of 87, reported Guadalupe Cárdenas Zitle, coordinator of the feminist collective…

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Mexico: Cartography of hope and resistances

Marichuy in the Caracol of La Garrucha By: Raúl Romero / II In Mexico: Cartography of War (, we mapped out some urgent problems in our country. There were two points of departure: 1) The energy, extractive and infrastructure megaprojects…

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Women’s Victory

Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion A La Jornada Editorial In a historic and unanimous vote, [Mexico’s] Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared unconstitutional Article 196 of the Coahuila Penal Code, which punishes with imprisonment for one to three years…

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