Help Protect Mexican Women’s Rights Defender: Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, president of the Women’s Assistance Center in Cancun, Mexico, was charged with criminal defamation after implicating prominent businessmen in a child pornography ring. Evidence suggests that the prosecution was initiated to silence her activism on behalf of women and children. If she is convicted, she could face up to four years in prison. Lydia Cacho Riberio is a journalist and writter.
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro – Mexico
Born Mexico City april 1963. She is the daughter of Oscar Cacho, Engineer, and the French Feminist of portuguese origins, Paulette Ribeiro, a psicollogist that worked for more than 40 years in Mexico City as a therapist and an education activist in women´s rights (died 2002).
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro has published more than 1000 news and articles in mexican newspapers and she is Editor of the gender speciallized magazine Esta Boca es Mìa. She has also published pollitical essays, together with the University of Nuevo Leon, the University of Austin, Texas and the Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada.
She published the novel “Las provincias del alma” Ed. Demac 2001. A fiction story based on a true story about a houswife with HIV who dies of AIDS in Cancun, Mexico. Recently Random House-Grijalvo published an investigative report on Child pornography and organized crime. The story of Jean Succar Kuri a lebanesse pedophile who lives in Los Angeles California.
She has won several awards including the State Jornalism Prize in 2002 for a piece on violence against women. Currenly she is the President of the Shelter for battered women in Cancun, Mexico (CIAM Cancun A.C).
She is also columnist for Tentacion magazine in Mexico. And she is Editor of the gender speciallized magazine Esta Boca es Mìa, and Gender advisor for UNIFEM. (Read on writers.net).