Tuesday, June 4, 2013


These are all NGO's that are here to help women all over Latin America for their rights to an education, domestic violence, labor opportunities and much more!
I would love to join an NGO can help raise an issue to awareness to bring aid to people who are in need.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Labor Rights Awareness

- There are 40 women in formal jobs for every 100 men.

- Millions of women have informal jobs

- Unemployment is much likelier for women than men

- Promotions are a rare case 

- Minimal respect, dangerous work environment, mistreatment, labor rights are often ignored 

CAT - Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador Puebla
CFO - Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s
CACEH - Centro de Apoyo y Capacitación para Empleadas del Hogar

These three organizations provide the information of workers labor rights and the employers working conditions. The location of these organizations take place in Mexico. 

Step # 1      Direct to Home
  • Reaching out to the women outside of their work environment is more comforting. Usually CAT or CACEH will reach them out in public while at the park, schools, shopping centers, etc. It is more relaxing for women to be interviewed outside of the work place because they will not feel watched.

Step # 2      Fight for Your Rights
  • After familiarizing yourself with organizations such as CAT, CFO, and CACEH now it is time to gather a group of people who can come together and discuss the importance of women's rights and how to fight for them, aware others in order to educate them.
Step # 3       Setting Labor Standards
  • Improve working conditions for household workers
  • "CACEH also acts as an advocate of labor reform, and seeks that Mexican regulations stipulate a professional salary scale, working hours, social security rights and accident protection for domestic workers."
Step # 4      Against Sexual Abuse

Labor Rights !

Women have to fight the barriers of hatred men feel to wards them everyday. Facing the fight everyday  in competition with men for leading job positions is a struggle that is well aware but hasn't been resolved. Women are slowly raising to the top, this is improvement and it is empowering to young girls that they can reach for any job opportunity that men receive. 

"Heredia and the other women labour leaders interviewed by IPS pointed out that only one Latin American woman has reached the presidency of a trade union federation: Bárbara Figueroa, who since 2012 has led Chile’s Central Unitaria de Trabajadores, the country’s biggest union, with over half a million members."

Alexandra Arguedas, head of TUCA’s gender programme, explained that to boost female participation in the labour movement, the regional confederation demanded at its second ordinary congress in 2012 that its member unions set a 40 percent quota for women in leadership structures.

TUCA - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) regional organisation for the Americas, and the largest regional workers´ organisation. It was founded in 2008 and represents more than 50 million workers from 53 national trade unions in 23 countries.

Misogyny ????


A hatred of women

Statistics of Femicide

Statistics available dated from 2003
Seven Latin American countries score among the worst 10 nations when measuring the rate of femicide per one million women in 40 countries.

United States 22%

Mexico 24%

Dominican Republic 37%

Bolivia 43%

El Salvador 66%

Colombia 70%

Guatemala had the world’s highest rate with 123 femicides per one million women.

¡Basta! Women Say No to Violence

Violence Against Women

Women all over are being abused by there husbands or partners. To date, 30 countries have enacted laws against domestic violence or who have acted out violence as crime. An estimate amount between 10 and 50 percent of women report being physically assaulted by there male partner.

"Violence against women devastates people's lives, fragments communities, and prevents countries from developing," said Noeleen Heyzer, executive director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) at the 2001 Symposium on Gender Violence, Health and Rights in the Americas in Cancun, Mexico.

Enforcement of the laws isn't strongly supported by the law-enforcement within there countries.Women do not receive the amount of attention needed if they have been badly battered. It is required for a report to take place of her injuries to show as proof later on. It is a huge process and many women get stuck in the process.  It is sad to hear how women are just turned away by the only "support" they really have. But some countries have been making progress in providing there women organizations or programs where they will receive help and any support needed to help bring them back to there feet an at times take them away from their husbands.
It has even grown to reach femicidio-killing of women- which is the elimination of women.




Sunday, June 2, 2013

Facts of Inequality

In respect women all over are still fighting for their natural rights!
For example in Guatemala, the illiteracy rate within the indigenous women is 60%. 40% higher than those non-indigenous women. Even with higher education levels, women earn less than men. In Mexico, women earn an average of 20% less than men. In Argentina, 12% less. In Brazil, the figure is 25% less. (http://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/latin-america-women-still-struggle-for-equality-at-work-and-at-home)

 Women – especially poor women – have less say over decisions and less control over resources in their households than men. 40% of women in the region do not participate in decisions concerning major household expenses. Women keep being under-represented and have no power in making formal political decisions. 
Men are born and raised to believe themselves of a higher figure to women. This is a cycle that has been slowly breaking. It take time and awareness to strengthen the souls of women to fight for their rights a natural born humans. Women deserve equal as too men.