Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE – Information Group on Reproductive Choice) was founded in 1992 with the goal of disseminating scientific, objective and secular information on abortion as a public health and social justice issue in Mexico.
In 1992 GIRE established itself as a leading reproductive justice organization. In addition to our work on abortion, in 2011 GIRE began positioning multiple reproductive justice issues such as contraception, obstetric violence, maternal mortality, assisted reproduction and work-life balance in the public debate.
GIRE is a feminist organization whose mission is to achieve a social and cultural transformation in Mexico by demanding reproductive justice from a human rights perspective. To reach this goal, GIRE spearheads comprehensive strategies that involve advocacy and legal casework, as well as communications strategies and research on the status of reproductive rights in Mexico.
GIRE’s work has received multiple awards. Among them are the 2004 C. Lalor Burdick Prize awarded by the National Abortion Federation, the 2007 Hermila Galindo Prize awarded by the Mexico City Human Rights Commission, and the 2017 Gilberto Bosques human rights prize awarded by the French and German embassies in Mexico.
In 1992 five women recognized the need to position abortion as a public health and social justice issue in Mexico, employing bioethical, social and legal arguments. They founded the Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE – Information Group on Reproductive Choice).
Since then, GIRE has grown, and the organization has become a national and international leader in the defense of reproductive rights.
Over our history, four feminists have guided GIRE’s work as executive directors: Marta Lamas, María Luisa Sánchez Fuentes, Regina Tamés and, currently, Rebeca Ramos, appointed by the Board of Directors.
Rebeca Ramos has been a part of GIRE since 2012. Her previous experience as Public Policy Advocacy Coordinator facilitates, under her new position as director, a continuity to GIRE’s projects and strategies, while incorporating creativity, innovation, and the use of new arenas.
Thanks to these directors’ visions, GIRE’s team has grown and expanded our expertise. Today, the organization has 37 employees. They are specialists in diverse disciplines, striving to continually improve and committed to defending women’s human rights.