The Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE – Information Group on Reproductive Choice) was founded in 1992. GIRE’s initial goal was to disseminate scientific, objective and secular information on abortion in Mexico to position it as a public health and social justice issue.
For the last 25 years, GIRE has established itself as a leading reproductive rights organization. Since 2011, in addition to abortion, GIRE has worked to put priority issues such as contraception, obstetric violence, maternal mortality, assisted reproduction and work-life balance at the forefront of the debate, from a perspective that takes women’s human rights into account.
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 incorporates comprehensive strategies that involve advocacy and legal casework, as well as communications and research on the status of reproductive rights in Mexico.
GIRE’s work has been formally recognized by various awards. Important to note 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.