GIRE is a Mexican non-governmental profit organization founded in 1991. It promotes and defends women’s reproductive rights within a human rights framework. GIRE demands that the State guarantee women access to safe and legal abortion services, information and contraceptive methods, assisted reproduction techniques and obstetric and perinatal care for a safe and healthy pregnancy. It also works towards bringing justice and demanding accountability from the State in cases of maternal morbidity and mortality, and violence related to reproductive health.
The National Lawyers Network for the Defense of Reproductive Choice (RADAR 4th) was formed by GIRE, given the need for an expert group of lawyers at a national level, specialized in the promotion and defense of reproductive rights.
This campaign takes place within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Maternal mortality is a preventable human rights violation. “María Ligia, Yucatan let her die” seeks to raise awareness on maternal mortality as an issue of violence against women. Additionally, it pressures the State to guarantee full reparation for its violations of María Ligia’s family’s human rights, including measures of non-repetition and compensation for damage caused.