This grant will enable Equis Justicia para las Mujeres to build on its previous transparency and accountability work to demand a more responsive justice system for women in Mexico. The project will make use of research, data collection, and advocacy to promote greater transparency of the justice system. By documenting the use of transparency and accountability mechanisms, Equis will share its learning, experience, and tools with other feminist Latin American organizations.
About the Grantee
Valladolid 14 Colonia Juárez, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc, México, Federal District, 06600, Mexico
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
EQUIS: Justicia para las Mujeres is a feminist organization that works for access to justice for women by transforming power structures that generate oppression and exclusion. EQUIS envisions a world where all women, in their diversity, live in justice and where feminism is a way of living that allows all people to inhabit spaces of joy and well-being. EQUIS works to strengthen its structure and guarantee its financial and institutional sustainability so that it can react more assertively to social change, continue innovating, and establish networks for the exchange of knowledge at the national and international levels. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)
for promotion of women’s human rights in Mexico through transparency in the justice system
Founded in 2010, Justicia para las Mujeres (Equis) seeks to promote women’s human rights and gender equality through legal, advocacy, and women’s leadership strategies to achieve social justice. This grant would enable Equis to use access to information and transparency tools to give women greater access to a responsive justice system in three Mexican states and at the federal level. The project will focus on using social audits, requesting access to information, and monitoring public service delivery throughout the justice system in order to hold Mexico’s judges, public prosecutors, clerks, police officers, defense attorneys, and other justice providers accountable to the country’s international human rights and gender equality commitments.