Identities

In Mexico, being a woman is a risk factor that exposes us to discrimination, violence, and inequality.

In addition to the traditional forms of violence against women (i.e. gender-based violence in the private sphere; discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation or race; sexual harassment; women as spoils of war; the resurgence of feminicides…), new forms of violence have arisen that respond to the country’s socioeconomic and political decomposition. These include threats to human rights defenders’ safety, forced disappearances, the struggle of mothers and sisters who are searching for their missing family members, among others.

At Fondo Semillas we support organized women who fight to be respected in full recognition of their different identities, make themselves visible, be represented and represent. We dream of ending discrimination towards women and that they may all live in freedom and fully exercising their identities.

The Identities program includes, among other topics:

  • Fighting discrimination towards:
    • Afromexican and indigenous women
    • Lesbian, bisexual, and trans women
    • Girls, young women, adult women
    • Women with disabilities
  • Support for:
    • Women searching for missing family members
    • Migrant women
    • Incarcerated women
    • Women human rights defenders
  • Gender based violence
  • Feminicides

Stories

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SOME DATA

  • Over 8 million indigenous women in Mexico suffer violence.
  • 8.4% of Afro-Mexican women do not know how to read or write.
  • 44.1% of people would not be willing to have lesbians living in their home.
  • There are 2.5 more million women than men in poverty.

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OUR WORK

  • Over 41 million pesos invested in this program.
  • 170 projects supported in these topics, 22% total
  • Chihuahua is the state with most support

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Sources: Identities: CONAPRED (ENADIS 2010), CNDH, Intercensal Survey INEGI 2015