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Tseltal Girls Shatter Stereotypes on the Football Field

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureInnovationWomen's Rights

In northern Chiapas, Mexico, education is optional for girls – at least, that’s what some believe. One high school wants to battle these gender stereotypes and keep girls in class, but their solution isn’t inside the school at all.

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Women Are Elected, but Men Still Govern Many Indigenous Areas of Chiapas

Region: Mexico

Topics: ElectionsHuman RightsPoliticsPowerWomen's Rights

A gender parity quota for Mexican elections has resulted in many “fake positions” among municipalities in Chiapas that operate through indigenous self-determination. Constitutionally-elected women often serve only as figureheads for men elected by traditional customs.

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Women in Mexico’s National Military Service Say They Experience Unequal Treatment

Region: Mexico

Topics: PoliticsWomen's Rights

Women have been eligible to enlist in Mexico’s National Military Service since 2000. But this year, the service saw the fewest number of women enroll. And those who did say they don’t receive the same opportunities as men.

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Data Discrepancies Anger Activists as Cases of Murdered and Missing Girls, Teens Rise

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

In Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, there is no streamlined system to coordinate criminal data about disappearances and murders, especially of women and children. Local government officials say that they’re trying to fix the problem, but rights organizations say they aren’t doing enough.

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Teen Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico Express Regret and Fulfillment

Region: Mexico

Topics: Women's Rights

Mexico has long had one of the world’s highest rates of teen pregnancies, a problem particularly acute in Chiapas, the country’s southernmost state. Global Press Journal spoke with teen mothers there to hear their stories of being pregnant and raising a child while still a teenager.

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Despite Reputation as Way Station, Mexico Is Becoming a Destination for Migrant Women

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationWomen's Rights

Women are nearly as likely as men to migrate, fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries to seek opportunities abroad. Many of these women don’t set out for Mexico – but a new social program and the success stories of others are making it an attractive destination.

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Argentine Women Football Players Show Resilience in Face of Barriers

Region: Argentina

Topics: Women's Rights

In September 2017, Argentina's national women's football team went on a two-week strike to force the sport's governing body to pay overdue training costs. The nation's professional women players and coaches say they are underserved, and opportunities for growth are limited, while the governing body promises change.

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