Mujeres Aliadas AC

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Who We Are

Mujeres Aliadas AC is a Mexican non-profit organization working to promote sexual and reproductive rights and providing sexual and reproductive healthcare to women and adolescents, based on the model of professional midwifery, with a holistic approach, considering women as key agents in their decision-making process. We offer our services through four programs: community outreach, clinical services, accredited midwifery school, and adolescent workshops which respond directly to the girl's and women’s voices and needs. Our current work involves more than 45 indigenous, rural, and urban communities around Lake Pátzcuaro and the Meseta Purépecha in the state of  Michoacán. In addition, we work to establish an active participation in alliances and networks, strengthening multilateral dialogues, and enhancing our state and national presence.


Mission To fully promote respect for sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and adolescents, strengthening their autonomous decision-making process and self-care in relation to their bodies, sexuality and reproduction, through community education, dignified and qualified healthcare, and formal training based on the model of professional midwifery.

Vision Become a leading state organization in establishing midwifery as an autonomous profession and in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, empowering women and adolescents to make free, conscious and informed decisions about their healthcare and sexuality, and working toward the construction of a more equal society, where women’s rights are fully recognized. 

Philosophy Women working together have the capacity to heal the world. When women are well informed, enjoy good health, and understand the wonderful capacity of their bodies, they can respect and care for themselves and better care for their families. Their contributions to the world increases in direct proportion to their health and level of self-respect and self-esteem. Harmony depends on the way we treat our women and girls, and on the way they feel they should be treated.

OUR OBJECTIVES ARE THE FOLLOWING


  • Reduce the barriers faced by different population groups, mainly indigenous and adolescent women, in order to have access to information and preventive health strategies and health care.
  • Provide accessible, safe, dignified, and culturally sensitive sexual and reproductive healthcare, based on the model of professional midwifery.
  • Offer education and training in health and rights as key tool for empowerment and social change, addressing women, adolescents and other key social actors.

  • Train professional midwives so they can practice their skills autonomously in community and institutional settings, holding dialogue and collaboration with other healthcare providers.
  • Achieve the acknowledgement and acceptance of professional midwifery as a pertinent and feasible model for women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare.
  • Enhance the impact of the organization’s programs and strategies through working and research networks with governmental, academic, and civil society organizations, as well as international agencies. 

 
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