Chiapas women dating
Over time, women’s participation has increased thanks to an open call and personal invitation made by the radio station.Five women volunteers began to have a presence at the radio.Christine Eber spent the last 35 years opening her mind to the suffering of people of Chiapas, Mexico, first as a volunteer, then as a graduate student and finally as an anthropology professor at New Mexico State University.Now a retired professor emerita, she continues the work today.However, I think that little by little they will be more and more integrated into the project.As for the type of participation, as women we have had the opportunity to create programs aimed especially at the female audience, created from our way of seeing life, from our own ways of thinking.I want to mention that a partner, Rosalba, has already been in charge of coordinating this project.We believe that this has also been a great step for us.” The efforts made by Radio Muk’ul Lum have been supported by the Boca de Polen Network of Communicators, who facilitated the training modules related to community journalism and who have contributed to promoting the participation of women in community radio stations.
Throughout this community journalism project, the young journalists have been participating both in the training modules and in the process and preparation of materials.
After spending decades writing scholarly works about the Tsotsil-Maya people of Chiapas, Eber, wrote her first novel about their struggles and their faith titled When A Woman Rises.
I believe that my novel is more likely to lead people to want to visit Chiapas than my academic books or articles ever did, Eber said.
One of the most significant results has been the creation of radio scripts and programs by the women such as spots on the celebration of International Women's Day, both in Spanish and in Tzeltal.
Now programs such as: “Pearls of Great Value” are transmitted, discussing topics on community health, gender violence, women's rights and treatment with dignity, as well as sexual health for adolescents.