14 and married vs 20 and single

notes from a research diary: Indigenous Identity

Moving around the town of San Cristobal I feel a lot safer then I ever did in the City. There are many different explainations provided for why the area is safe. The most common response ‘I get when this question is asked ‘the Zapatistas’. protection granted by a far left orgainsation, which emerged on New Years day 1994. However this is a feeling not shared by all. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (ELZN) have fought for the collective rights for many indigenous groups and especially for the rights of women. Yet not all communities or women view them in what I would consider to be a ‘good light’. I would go into more depth about the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, but right now I feel the only relevance of them is that they fight for the rights of women. Having spoken to a number of women now…

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