Making the invisible visible : the position of indigenous women in Mexico. A general overview of the challenges ahead

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Making the invisible visible : the position of indigenous women in Mexico. A general overview of the challenges ahead

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Making the invisible visible : the position of indigenous women in Mexico. A general overview of the challenges ahead
Author: Ortiz, Barbara
Publisher: Mesoamerican and Andean Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2016-02-23
Keywords: Indigenous rights
Women's rights
Mexico
Discrimination
Health
Education
Media
Participation
Abstract: Indigenous peoples’ rights have been on the international political agenda for over fifty years. Yet, very limited attention has been given to indigenous women. Among indigenous peoples, women are one of the most vulnerable groups, because they are subject to multiple discrimination: for being a woman, indigenous, and often, because of the stigma of poverty. The absence of attention for women’s issues is due to a lack of awareness and knowledge regarding the role women play in society and in the development of communities, and it illustrates the subordinated position women continue to have in society in general. This research wants to contribute to the visibility of indigenous women. Therefore, it provides an overview of some of the challenges indigenous women are still facing, focusing on the case of Mexico. It analyzes the position of indigenous women in Mexican society, to identify some of the fields in which indigenous women’s rights are still not guaranteed and therefore require more action. Special attention is given to the position of indigenous women in Mexican health care, political participation, media, and education.
Description: Promotores: M.E.R.G.N. Jansen, A. Cammarota
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculty of Archeology
Citation: Ortiz, B., 2016, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/38182
 

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