Our Mission

Centro Mujeres works with integrity, honesty and ethics, developing programs with a human rights perspective, for the comprehensive well-being of women, youth and migrant communities in the state of Baja California Sur.

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Centro Mujeres’ framework for change is in accordance with the Vienna, CEDAW (Committe on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), Cairo and Beijing Agreements and within the framework of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Our objective is to enhance:

  • Women’s ability to control their own bodies and lives
  • The exercise of and respect for all people’s human rights
  • The development of a truly democratic society

We aim to achieve these goals by:

  • Policy: Making health and human rights part of the public agenda at the local, national and international levels
  • The Public: Raising awareness about social injustice and the need for gender equality
  • Our Community: Partnering directly with women, youth and migrant workers to improve their quality of life

Our History

cm-logoCentro Mujeres was founded in La Paz, Mexico in 1994 by three health professionals in response to the burden of unmet community health needs and human rights violations of women and adolescents. In its first two years, Centro Mujeres offered counseling in family planning, AIDS education and reproductive rights education, within a human rights framework.

As the region has undergone rapid growth, Centro Mujeres has expanded to meet the acute need for our programs and services. As a result of our continued efforts and programs, the public school system no longer expels pregnant teens, State Congress reformed Penal Codes to classify domestic violence and sexual harassment as highly penalized crimes and marginalized migrant workers are learning to defend their human rights.

Centro Mujeres remains one of the only organizations of its kind in the state and is regarded by the community as a trustworthy and effective advocate for the sexual, reproductive and basic human rights of women and adolescents.

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