Veronica Cruz Sanchez, born in Guanajato, is a Mexican human rights activist, famous for leading the fight against the disenfranchisement of indigenous women of Mexico, who was also the first Mexican human rights activist to have been awarded by the Human Rights Watch, an international organization that advocates for human rights.
An advocate for bodily autonomy, Sanchez created the organization "Las Libres" to support women who seek abortions who are otherwise attacked by family, friends, and even their government. Furthermore, one of Las Libres' main objectives is to eliminate the stigma that surrounds the freedom of choice, an issue that causes a lot of women to be ostracized in the heavily-patriarchal society of Mexico.
Researching about Veronica Cruz Sanchez had me thinking about the last question in our prompt, which was to think about what these activists are doing in their own countries to combat the problem his blog is focusing on.
Las Libres has a link for donations in their website, which is one of the ways in which we can support this cause. We can also support independent content creators, like El Pulso de la Republica, by viewing their features and following them on social media, which increases their credibility and revenue (which has already been a success for Chumel Torres, who now, alongside YouTube, has his a show on HBO); and we can also support the printed press, by subscribing to Mexican news sources we feel are honest about their findings.
With a country as--in my opinion--corrupt, disenfranchised, and violent for the vast majority of its people as Mexico, we have a long way to go in terms of fixing our many problems; however, we can all collectively support the millions of oppressed people by amplifying their voices and giving them platforms to speak, express themselves, and ask for what they need.