It is always controversial to talk about women: marvelous, vulnerable and strong; fighting day after day against endless stereotypes, violence and inequality. In Mexico: 7 out of 10 women suffer from violence, 7 women die each day due to gender violence, 17% lack basic education and women are the head of the household in 3 out of 10 homes.
What does Fundación Origen do in favor of Mexican women?
Mindful of this reality, Fundación Origen was founded and initiated 18 years ago by Mariana Baños Reynaud, who aims to provide a comprehensive platform for women and their families. This platform offers Human and Economic Development programs in order to break the cycle of violence and reduce poverty in Mexico.
Fundación Origen has the Línea de Ayuda Origen (Line for Help Origen) program, a toll-free telephone number 01800 015 1617, where they offer psychological care, as well as legal and medical guidance to improve the emotional health of people. In addition to the telephone, chat, email and whatsapp, the foundation channels particular cases towards one of the 6,000 institutions in its directory to receive face-to-face attention.
They also have Centros Casa Origen (Home Centers Origen), which offer Human Development, Economic and Productive workshops to vulnerable women; in order to strengthen their self-esteem and develop their personal, social and productive capacities to improve their quality of life and that of their families. There are 6 Centers in the states of: Puebla, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Nayarit and Oaxaca.
In 18 years they have been able to support more than 1 million 200 thousand people! At the International Community Foundation we are convinced that supporting Fundación Origen changes the lives of families and integrated communities.