Elsa Alejandra JimÉnez Larios
This profile was prepared when Elsa Alejandra JimÉnez Larios was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
The New Idea
Elsa’s work transforms a legal technicality—the right to alimony—into a concrete set of mechanisms for Mexican women to not only access the U.S. justice system, but also the necessary personal, legal, and financial structures and supports. In an increasingly borderless North America, Elsa is creating a world where the legal profession and legal systems also operate continentally.