Pilar Muriedas

Ashoka Fellow
Mexico,
Fellow Since 1991

Citation

This profile was prepared when Pilar Muriedas was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
The New Idea
SIPAM was created by Pilar and three other women who were concerned about both the state of women’s health and by the generally poor attention which women receive in medical centers which often verges on abuse.
The idea is to establish a center where women can participate in workshops where they learn not only to look after their family’s health but also the organizational skills necessary both to seek for and provide health alternatives. Pilar has devised a comprehensive training scheme focusing on three major groups that she feels have been particularly neglected in terms of medical attention: young women, pregnant women, and housewives.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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