Majo Siscar

Mexico

Biography

I am a free-Lancer Journalist. For the last seven years I have been working in Mexico and Central America. My first visit to Latin America was in 2006 as a voluntary worker with a NGO who provide aid to the indigenous people of Chiapas. I came back to Spain but I was eager to tell those stories, so two years later I returned. Since then I have been able to witness and narrate the Coup d’État at Honduras, gang violence in Central America, the social consequences of the war against illegal drugs in México and women’s rights within the region for international media like El País, Newsweek or Deutsche Welle; an local media like El Universal or Animal Político.

In 2011 I won the European Award for Excellence in Journalism in Sexual and Reproductive Rights for a story about Mexican women who were convicted for having an abortion

Funded project

Sex Symbols

Unequal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is one of the major signs of gender inequality around the world. However, even in discrimination conditions, women have led change.