Mitzy and Elsa live on Isla Natividad, an island of 500 inhabitants located in Baja California, Mexico. They are both members of a fishing cooperative called Buzos y Pescadores, 15% of whom are women who work in fisheries.
“Denying a child a hug, to sit on your lap, or even to hold your hand as you accompanied him or her to the restroom would result as the most difficult challenge of my experience”, says a high school volunteer at the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore.
“Palestinian society has yet to get used to the increasing number of women in local political positions,” explains Mr. Samha, Deputy Assistant at the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government.
When I asked an Aymara woman merchant her opinion of women’s empowerment, she answered without hesitation: “What is that?” recalls Carolina Balta, professional tourist guide in Cuzco
En estos casi veinte años de vivir en la ciudad del Cusco, he podido ver de cerca a la mujer aymara, sus costumbres y tradiciones, escribe Carolina Balta operadora de turismo en Cusco.
The Guelaguetza festival is an example of the equality and value of gender roles, says local volunteer Mariana Garcés.