Mariana has a B.A. in international relations and is currently working as a political analyst. Her research areas are gender and security with a focus on North and Latin America.
How Glitter became the Symbol of Mexico's Movement Against Gender-Based Violence

Mexico’s Glitter Protests are a Movement Against Violence

Like many other women across the country, we were part of the glitter protests. We both agreed that at a time like this, being among women was where we felt the safest. It was only the possibility of retaliation from security forces that we feared.

Women are Claiming Back the Streets of Mexico

The ease with which perpetrators can commit these crimes is the result of a culture of normalization that includes victim blaming and telling women to fear public space because we are not safe there.

Being a Woman in Mexico

Amidst the horrifying statistics, have you ever wondered, “what is it like to be a woman in Mexico?”.

What’s Going Wrong with our Sex Education?

Nearly 80% of Mexican parents avoid talking about sex with their children. But how do we expect young people to know about sex if we are so reluctant to talk to them about it?

Enjoy Sexual Assault for it to be a Crime

Absurd though it may sound, for a sexual assault to be charged as such the perpetrator of the crime must gain sexual pleasure from the victim by doing so. Or so was the logic behind Judge Anuar Gonzales who, on March 28th, exonerated Diego Cruz for the crime of pederasty and,

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