Women's Stories Archive - Mary's Pence
Photo of woman sitting at sewing machine showing her seamstress shop in El Salvador.

How the Global Pandemic Touches the Lives of ESPERA Women in Central America and Mexico

Even though it’s only been a couple months, mid- March feels like a lifetime ago. That’s when 15 women – all representatives of ESPERA partner organizations – and ESPERA staff joined for two days of meetings of the ESPERA Evaluation Steering Committee in Suchitoto, El Salvador. Together they continued their review and discussion of the […]

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Mary's Pence Board and Staff Planning Meeting

ESPERA

In Her Own Words: Gilda Larios Reflects on her Productive Visit to the U.S.

Before I explain the purpose of my visit to the U.S. this summer, let me give you the bigger picture of what’s happening in Latin America these days with regard...

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Young woman using megaphone at protest with Mary's Pence Grantee Youth Activism Project

Grants

Youth Activism Project Provides a Space for Youth to Develop Activism and Leadership Skills

Youth Activism Project is based in Washington D.C. but impacts youth across the country.  The two-time Mary’s Pence grantee trains teens to become activist leaders in their communities–leaders who are...

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Some of Mary's Pence staff and board pictured with CESPPO-CLAC during a preliminary visit to El Salvador.

ESPERA

ESPERA Launches New Partnership with El Salvador-Based Organization

Not even a global pandemic could stop them. After 13 months in the making, ESPERA and La Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños Productores Organizados (CESPPO) officially launched the inauguration of...

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Mary's Pence grantee inspires African Diaspora women to participate meaningfully in political and civic life.

Grants

Civic and Political Participation are a Path to Essential Policy Change

Racism and sexism are systemic. To address systemic issues public policy must change. Several Mary’s Pence grantees are working directly to involve and support women, especially women of color, engaging...

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Dora Alicia, center, is participating in ESPERA’s online course. She is pictured with her colleagues Rubidia (left) and Jacqueline (right) showing their hashtag message assignment, which reads: “Self love, respect, dialogue, and communication are indispensable conditions for living without conflicts.”

ESPERA

Online Learning Opportunity Develops Women’s Leadership Skills for Personal Growth and Organizational Effectiveness

In the midst of a global pandemic and despite all the challenges that online learning can present, 21 women from our ESPERA program committed to a year-long online training program...

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Mother pictured with newborn baby and doula.

Grants

Supporting Pregnant Mothers During Sacred, Yet Vulnerable, Experiences

Being pregnant and giving birth are among the most sacred experiences in a woman’s life, and represent a vulnerable time for mother and baby. Disparities in birth outcomes are high,...

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ESPERA staff and members of ESPERA partner

Community

Celebrating Gilda Larios’ Two Decades of Commitment to Justice & Solidarity

For 20 years, Gilda Larios has made significant contributions to the work of Mary’s Pence –– first as a Mary’s Pence grantee in Mexico, then as a Mary’s Pence board...

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Planting People Growing Justice: Photo of Dr. Artika Tryner

Grants

Making Justice Come Alive

Dr. Artika Tyner believes it's our communal responsibility to “make justice come alive.” As the founder and executive director of Planting People Growing Justice (PPGJ), a Mary’s Pence grantee based...

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La Red de Mujeres, RUM, El Salvador

ESPERA

Reflecting on 2020: 5 Creative Ways ESPERA Responded During the COVID-19 Crisis

Photo: Members of La Asociación de Mujeres de Santa Domingo de Guzmán, a member of ESPERA partner La Red Union de Mujeres (RUM), El Salvador, taken at a group gathering...

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