Shirin Hess

Shirin Marie-Rose Hess is a communications specialist and freelancer based in Oaxaca de Juarez. Her work is focused on social movements, women’s rights and human rights defenders. You can find her on Twitter at @shihess.

Zapatista Women Inspire the Fight against Patriarchy

Women’s participation in Mexico’s 25-year-old Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN movement, has represented an incredible organizational achievement since its original uprising in 1994. On International Women’s Day, the female militants of the EZLN did not fail to meet expectations when welcoming 7,000 people to the “First International Political, Artistic, Sports, and Cultural Encounter for Women who Struggle.”

April 4, 2018