Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Women


Indigenous women in Chiapas suffer 77% of maternal deaths in the country

By: Yessica Morales Providing access to health services for vulnerable populations is a priority in the universal health coverage plan (UHC), announced researchers Clara Juárez Ramírez, Alma Sauceda Valenzuela, Aremis Villalobos, and researcher Gustavo Nigenda. In Mexico, they emphasized that…

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They demand the freedom of 15 women prisoners in the San Cristóbal prison

Throughout Mexico, women are protesting violence against women and patriarchy with marches and other actions. This protest is relevant to Chiapas. By: Isaín Mandujano The Cereza Collective, a civilian organization for the legal support of women in Chiapas, today demanded…

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Given the increase of gender violence in Chiapas, women and girls marched on 25N

By: Orsetta Bellani Estefanía Martínez Matías was 22 years old, she was studying nursing and worked at a clothing store in Tuxtla Gutiérrez to pay for her studies. Her lifeless body was found on November 5 on the side of…

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Indigenous women of Chiapas close ranks against mega-projects

By: Isaín Mandujano ASSEMBLY OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHER EARTH AND OUR TERRITORIES. CHIAPAS, MEXICO Chapultenango, September 17 and 18, 2022 We embrace the Women and Peoples who struggle and organize. Women from the Zoque, North-Palenque,…

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New! Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought & Horizon

Introducing Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought and Horizons, a new journal published by the Sexta Grietas Del Norte Network The first issue of Grietas journal, titled “Autonomy From Below and to the Left in the U.S.,”  takes up the topic of autonomy in…

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Otroa Compañeroas | Gender fluidity: A contemporary emergence with ancestral roots

By  Sylvia Marcos Published originally in Camino al andar. June 20, 2021. … we know well that there are those who are neither men nor women and that we call them Otroas … and it has not been easy for…

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Break the Siege, Fight for Life

For a new internationalism of the oppressed. By Arturo Anguiano, published by Camino al andar The rebels of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) have once again broken through the siege, by setting off on a trip around the…

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Zapatista women’s March 8 message

Elio Henríquez, La Jornada correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. On International Women’s Day, Indigenous women from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) transmitted a text titled “Those Who Are Not Here.” The text, transmitted by the EZLN’s…

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Teófila, armed with courage, the first Indigenous woman film-maker in Mexico

Her documentary from 35 years ago warned that the refinery would contaminate the sea and do away with fishing. It hurts her that technology has changed human beings and that they don’t think about their culture. Oaxaca, Oaxaca (pagina3.mx). Teofila,…

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