DEADLINE EXTENDED: Directory of pro-woman organisations in Chiapas, Mexico

Firstly, we’d like to thank the organisations who have already submitted their questionnaires. We are happy to have their participation in our directory of organisations which work to benefit the women of Chiapas.

For those organisations who wish to participate but haven’t been able to submit their completed questionnaire, the due date has been extended.

The new deadline is Wednesday 15 April 2009.

We believe that the directory offers a resources for the women of Chiapas, the grassroots organisations operating in the state, and other organisations at a national and international level. The more organisations participate, the richer the resource. Your valuable participation will increase the usefulness of this directory, and we hope you will choose to be part of the project. We also take this opportunity to remind you that each organisation which shares its contact details and information will receive a copy of the printed directory (in Spanish).

We’re republishing the translation of the Spanish-language questionnaire, designed to be accessible to indigenous, campesino and community groups. It includes instructions on completing and submitting the document, a publishing authorisation and the questionnaire itself.

To download the version designed to complete electronically and submit via email (Word file, 6 pages), click here.

To download the version designed to be filled in by hand and posted or hand delivered (PDF file, 9 pages), click here.

If you have any questions on the questionnaire’s format or the means of submitting the completed questionnaire, contact the directory coordinator, Jodie Lea Martire, via the contact form.

March 25, 2009 at 11:26 pm 1 comment

International Women’s Day 2009: Calling all creative women

Calling all women who are aspiring community leaders, practising artists, activists, creative types and trouble makers with a passion for social justice!

Lilla is running a weekend creativity workshop for women coinciding with International Women’s Day in March 2009. This workshop will bring together a group of practising and emerging musicians, artists, writers and other creative storytellers to explore the connections between social justice and creative expression. The range of creative works initiated at this event will be developed over a few months culminating in an exhibition later in the year. Currently we are seeking participants and creative mentors to be part of the workshop. Please email info@lilla.org.au for more information

January 21, 2009 at 4:22 am 3 comments

Volunteer Opportunity – Graphic Designer needed

The Lilla Women’s Network at ERC is looking for a graphic designer to assist with the layout of a directory we are compiling, of women’s NGOs in Chiapas, Mexico. This work is essential in its support of grassroots organisations in terms both of safety, and networking. It would most likely be a few days worth of work. Spanish language skills would be a bonus, but are not essential. Please contact marthese@lilla.org.au.

January 21, 2009 at 3:25 am 2 comments

Applications for second round of Mexico internships now open

The Lilla Women’s Network at ERC have decided to open up our Mexico internship program for a second round, and as such we are looking for Spanish speaking women available from June 28th for a three month internship program. This program will be supported both in country and from Sydney, and will involve working in a grass roots organisation in pursuit of social justice for women. Please contact marthese@lilla.org.au for more information.

January 21, 2009 at 3:10 am 2 comments

Directory of pro-woman organisations in Chiapas, Mexico: Questionnaire

As part of our project to compile a directory of pro-women’s organisations operating in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, the Lilla Network presents the questionnaire which will need to be filled in by the organisations which wish to participate.

This document is a faithful translation of the Spanish-language document, designed to be accessible to indigenous, campesino and community groups. It includes instructions, a publishing authorisation and the questionnaire itself.

To download the version designed to complete electronically and submit via email (Word file, 6 pages), click here.

To download the version designed to be filled in by hand and posted or hand delivered (PDF file, 9 pages), click here.

The deadline to hand in the completed questionnaire is Sunday 15 March, 2009.

If you have any questions on the questionnaire’s format or the means of submitting the completed questionnaire, contact the directory coordinator, Jodie Lea Martire, via the contact form.

December 16, 2008 at 1:06 am Leave a comment

New Lilla Network project in Chiapas, Mexico

mapa-chiapasThe Lilla: International Women’s Network has launched a new pilot project in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The Network hopes to extend its international network to the grassroots movements and social organisations which conduct work in favour of the women of Chiapas, thus permitting connections with Lilla’s contacts in Australia and India.

To begin our work in Chiapas, the Lilla Network is initiating two projects. The first is to connect Australian women to organisations in Chiapas working at the grass roots in  pursuit of social justice for women. This will take the form of a three-month internship during the first months of 2009, with the possibility of opening a second round of internships later on in the year. Both the organisations and the interns will be supported by a coordinator, who will be based in Chiapas for the duration of the internship.

The second project will be the research and compilation of a directory of organisations located in Chiapas which work in favour of women’s rights. The objective of the directory is to offer a resource to the organisations of Chiapas and other national and internatioal organisations which are interested in the struggle for women’s rights in the south of Mexico. We plan to include the largest possible number of organisations, including feminist, religious and autonomous organisation; campesino, indigenous and urban movements, campaigns against the trafficking of people and violence against women; groups of women, groups of men with an understanding of gender, mixed groups, etc. These are only a few examples. The final document will be published in a print edition in Spanish, to be distributed to the organisations which appear in the directory, and it will also be distributed in electronic format en Spanish and English.

If you or your organisation wish to know more about the new projects of the International Women’s Network in Chiapas, or would like to participate in the internship of the directory, please get in touch with the researcher in Chiapas, Jodie Lea Martire, using the contact form.

October 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Submission: From Victims to Changemakers

A Grass-roots focus for the National Plan of Action to Reduce Violence against Women and Children

Download Submission here

In July 2008, Lilla made a submission to the new National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and Children. We argued that an effective National Plan of Action needs to be informed by Australia’s long history of strong and diverse social movements addressing men’s violence against women and children. Indigenous women’s groups, immigrant and refugee women’s groups, feminist groups, human-rights activists and advocates have all formulated creative and effective initiatives which have facilitated women’s transformation from isolation and victimhood to empowerment and rights, making significant and lasting changes in the lives of many women and their children and society at large.

July 1, 2008 at 5:10 am Leave a comment

Older Posts Newer Posts


Languages