Posts from December, 2015

December

Mabel
Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM), Argentina
Founder and President

I’m a feminist so I’m especially interested in improving women’s lives and defending equality,” says Mabel. Trained as a Medical Doctor with a specialty in Public Health and Epidemiology, Mabel created FEIM in the late 1980s. She has worked as a feminist activist and researcher ever since. She says, “I consider working as an activist and training marginalized women to be a useful way to improve women’s rights.”

Through their VGIF grant in 1991, FEIM developed educational materials and hosted HIV/AIDS prevention workshops for young women at two community health clinics in Greater Buenos Aires. According to Mabel, this was/is very important since “gender inequity is a main driver of the HIV epidemic.” The clinics provided family planning services, sexual and reproductive rights education, and other trainings “to promote women’s empowerment.”