Digital Stories

Jacinta Chan Pech, GOJoven Fellow, Mexico 2008

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Jacinta, a young Mayan woman, grew up in an indigenous village in the countryside of Quintana Roo, Mexico. When she was 11, she was forced to move with her family to the city, where they faced discrimination and numerous challenges. Jacinta speaks in her story about how her father did not value her or her sisters because they were girls. She persevered and urges other women to take a stand for their rights.