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Abusers in Yucatán barred from public office

A new law recently passed in Yucatán would bar men guitly of violence against women from running for office or getting government jobs.

The surprising inspiration behind Sara Maldonado Trujillo’s fast-growing beauty empire

Sara Maldonado Trujillo is as passionate about makeup as she is about inspiring and empowering other women. 

Feminist protesters lash out in Mérida on International Women’s Day

At least eight different women's rights groups organized several marches and protests on International Women's Day.

3 inspiring entrepreneurial women in Yucatán share their stories

In commemoration of International Women's Day today, we bring you the stories of three remarkable entrepreneurial women living in Yucatán who through their work challenge traditional notions of “women's work.”

Feminists unveil a monument to protest violence against women

Feminist protestors unveiled a monument in Mérida’s Remate at the foot of the Paseo de Montejo to protest ongoing violence against women. 

New law bans tampon tax in Mexico

The new legislation is being also being called a major victory by several feminist organizations

México welcomes 5 female refugees from Afghanistan

The women, members of a robotics engineering team, expressed their gratitude to the Mexican government and said they looked forward to a bright future in Mexico.

Under new rules, Mexico greenlights womb surrogacy

According to the ruling, surrogates are not to receive compensation for their services.

Man arrested in Yucatán’s 1st revenge porn case

A man in Mérida was the first person in Yucatán to be arrested after being accused of non-consensual photo sharing, also known as revenge...

Women in Mexico turn to social media for protection against violence

Women in Mexico are building ties over the Internet to find safety. The network works by connecting women with each other across platforms such as...

Montejo monument vandalized as hundreds march for Women’s Day

An International Women's Day march in Mérida highlighted growing issues of gender violence and inequality, ending with another monument covered with spray paint. The...

Women make up over 84% of the unemployed in Yucatán

Women in Yucatán makeup 84.8% of the unemployed population, according to a recent report. The data published by Mexican NGO, Acción Ciudadana Frente a la...

Belle Delouisse turns a feminist anthem into a ‘love letter’ to...

Young Mérida-born music artist Belle Delouisse has taken a feminist anthem and brought it home. Delouisse's version of Vivir Quintana's “Canción sin miedo” ("Song...

‘Ko’olel’ brings together 8 centuries of women’s transformation

In time for International Women's Day this Thursday, the Palacio Cantón Museum will inaugurate an sweeping exhibit, explaining eight centuries of progress, told from a female perspective.

Mayan women sought to run for public office in ’18

Mayan women are being groomed to assume leadership positions in politics. A ground-breaking workshop will prepare them to assert themselves in the election.

Susan Sarandon heads to Mérida for global women’s forum

Al Gore, and Nobel-prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and actress Susan Sarandon are all part of a women's empowerment conference that starts Monday in Mérida.