GIRE works on six priority issues from a feminist and human rights perspective: contraception, abortion, obstetric violence, maternal mortality, assisted reproduction and work-life balance. While our work focuses on the sex and gender-based discrimination faced by women and girls in Mexico, in our pursuit of reproductive justice, we recognize that gender intersects with other forms of discrimination based on race or ethnicity, age and social status. In addition, GIRE recognizes that the discrimination women face not only affects them, but also society as a whole, their community, and particularly, their families.
GIRE seeks to promote cultural change in Mexico through a comprehensive strategy comprised of legal accompaniment, communications strategies, advocacy and research. We demand comprehensive reparations in cases of reproductive rights violations including measures of non-repetition at both state and federal level while we also gather data on the national context and the highest international standards to support our work. Each of GIRE’s departments plays an important role in this strategy and works towards a shared goal to achieve reproductive justice for Mexican women and girls.
Reproductive justice is the combination of social, political and economic factors that permit women to have power and self-determination over their reproductive lives. In order to achieve reproductive justice, women’s human rights must be guaranteed taking into consideration the multi-layered discrimination and structural inequalities that affect their health, rights and control over their own lives. It also includes the State’s obligation to generate optimal conditions for this decision-making process.