I want Mexico to become a country of empowered women instead of mistreated ones so I’ve started Uahri, a project that brings women together to recognize and prevent violence. Uahri means woman in Purepecha, an indigenous language of Mexico. By bringing women together, we can learn to support one another, to build a safe space to share our stories, and to understand that we have rights and powerful voices.
Uahri is beginning as a Facebook page, where I provide information to help women recognize violence and seek help if they are experiencing it. Most importantly, it is space to inspire women to know that they are truly worthy. Later, I hope to expand Uahri’s efforts to include on-the-ground activities, visiting isolated areas with high rates of gender-based violence.