Introducing myself and my journal: Viva Adelita!

Posted July 28, 2011 from Mexico

About Me: My name is Katy and I am a young mexican woman and feminist committed to the protection and advocacy of women's and girls' rights. I've always been a person interested in multiculturalism, proof of that is that I've lived in 3 different countries and learned 5 languages.

Over the last several years I’ve been working on local and international feminist initiatives, time during which I’ve had the opportunity to be in the public sector as well as the NGO sector. In 2007 I joined the Women's State Institute of Nuevo Leon (Mexico), where I had the opportunity to work on various programs against gender based violence, as well as projects related to the formation of women for political participation and civic life. Then, in late 2008 I moved to Spain to do a Masters in Public and Social Policies, and there I got involved with the work of Indera Foundation, where I observed firsthand the importance of networking among feminist women of different backgrounds and generations. In 2011 I returned to my home country, Mexico, because I missed my family and friends so much! and because there is so much work to do here.

Right now I work in and NGO called Pase Usted, specifically in a project called Genera, which is a social entrepreuneurship initiative, and I also collaborate with Alternativas Pacíficas, which is a feminist NGO working with women who have suffered gender based violence.

My Vision for the Future: Sin feminismo, no hay revolución.

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jul 28, 2011
    Jul 28, 2011

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Breese McIlvaine
    Jul 29, 2011
    Jul 29, 2011

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots change-leaders from over 180 countries. Check out the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

    I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    Abrazos, Breese

  • katyrdz
    Jul 29, 2011
    Jul 29, 2011

    Thank you girls some much for the welcoming warmth!

  • Vivian Emesowum
    Aug 04, 2011
    Aug 04, 2011

    Dear Katyrdz,

    You are welcome to World Pulse, a global media and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. World Pulse is a home where you make a lot of friends who are always ready to help you make your voice heard. Get started and speak for yourself and your community so as to bring a change. I look forward your reading your stories.

  • carolepng
    Nov 04, 2011
    Nov 04, 2011

    Hey Katy - Looking forward to learning from you, your experiences and your projects. World Pulse and VOF is an exciting learning opportunity - bringing learning to a different dimension - by gaining insights from fellow powerful women networked here together and through World Pulse itself. All the very best on your journey :-)