Come support a progressive women’s health and rights organization in rural Mexico and enjoy a culturally enriching experience. "REGISTER NOW”
When: October 22th - 26th 2018
Where: Pátzcuaro and Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, México
The charge for the week-long program is $1,500 USD. of which $500 is tax deductible.
Mujeres Aliadas, a women’s not-for-profit health and rights organization working in the area of Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico, is offering a unique opportunity to anyone interested in learning about a successful community-based model for women’s health and traditional Mexican practices surrounding birth.
This travel opportunity offers a week-long program with an emphasis on sharing knowledge and ideas with traditional and professional midwives from the Lake Pátzcuaro area and surrounding indigenous communities. There will be time allotted to discuss topics related to women’s health, to socialize with Mujeres Aliadas staff and professional midwife students and with local traditional midwives. Visit to an indigenous community to observe a Mujeres Ariadas clinical session and sexual and reproductive health presentation. There will be opportunities to talk with clinic staff and local women. Workshops will be held on the making of herbal medicines, the use of the rebozo during labor and the postpartum period, and other traditional practices.
Participants will also be able to explore the culturally rich communities of Pátzcuaro and surrounding villages as well as to purchase beautiful handicrafts directly from indigenous artisans.
Groups will be limited to 10 individuals to allow for quality interaction with the local community.