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Soledad y Esperanza


Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya, A.C. provides services and support to indigenous women and children in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. These indigenous women and children have moved to the city as a result of the 1994 military events in Chiapas, or for religious reasons. The majority are unfamiliar with city lifestyle and often do not speak or write Spanish. For these reasons Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya A.C. provides programs that educate women and children in Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Spanish as well as offering an extensive array of vocational skills such as tailoring, bakery, manual crafts, cultural and computer programs. In addition, Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya A.C. provides services such as childcare, women's rights education, and healthcare.

Background Information
  • Country: Mexico
  • Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
  • Encuentro Location: Teatro Francisco Nunes
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