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Felicitas Martinez Solano

Community Authorities Community Police (CRAC – PC)
Regional Coordinator
Felicitas is an indigenous Me’phaa woman and human rights defender from Guerrero, Mexico. She is one of the two women who serve as leaders in the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities – Community Police (CRAC – PC) from the Costa-Montaña region in Guerrero. The CRAC-PC is a community system of justice and security created by the Me’phaa and Na Savi indigenous communities twenty two years ago, as an alternative to the existing security system and based on the indigenous people’s right to autonomy and self-determination.Together with the other Regional Coordinators, Felicitas is responsible for administering justice and supervising the processes of re-education, on which the system is based.
Felicitas is also founder and an active member of the Guerrero Coordinator of Indigenous and African-descendent Women. The organization focuses most of its actions on addressing maternal mortality, as Guerrero is the state with the highest rates in Mexico. In this context, the women created a women’s health house based in Ometepec which serves 5 municipalities in the region. They focus on training midwifes, diagnosing the situation of women in the region and giving workshops to all interested women on human and women’s rights.
Felicitas has received multiple prizes and honors for her work, such as the International Indigenous Women's Forum Leadership Award in 2017. On July 1st, she was elected as alternate to the Mexican Senate by Morena.

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Sunday, July 29
 

11:00am