clothes
04 Sep
  • By Vanisha May

Who made your clothes?

So, I’m starting this blog with an exercise. I want you to look down your body. Run your hands over every item of clothing that you’re wearing, every layer and feel right down to your shoes. Feel that material and look close at the stitches. Now, think about all the other hands that have touched […]

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rape
25 Jun
  • By Vanisha May

Why do men rape?

“One in four women will be raped. Only 10% will report it. The other 90% will take refuge in silence. 50% of these be cause the perpetrator is a family member or someone they know. The other half think they won’t be believed. And they won’t be believed.” – Ines Hercovich Why didn’t she call for help? Why does […]

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wrd
19 Jun
  • By Vanisha May

IF YOU WERE A REFUGEE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? THIS IS MY STORY.

Refugee. A word loved by the media and the fascinating groups like the EDL. But do you  know what that word means? Or what it means to be that word? For those that don’t know me, my name is Vanisha. And I come from a family of refugees. What is a refugee? Where are they going? […]

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fam
01 Jun
  • By Vanisha May

Global Family – Part Uno

Aside from our gorgeous children and our vision for a better future, the third thing on my list of things I love most about Misión Mexico are our amazing supporters. Most charities and NGO’s are lucky enough to have global supporters and donors, but I truly believe that Misión Mexico is quite unique when it […]

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watwom
02 May
  • By Vanisha May

Water IS a women’s issue.

Believe it or not, water IS a women’s issue. The physical act of fetching water is part of gender inequality. Sanitation, which is a blessing thanks to water, is also a major challenge for those who have no idea what safe sanitation is. That is why I am walking 70,000 steps over the next 7 […]

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mm
12 Apr
  • By Vanisha May

Breaking the cycle of poverty

At Misión México, we recognise and celebrate the women behind the scenes, the women who fill our home with love, life and hope, the woman who started it all and the young women that are still rising. This real-life story is dedicated to all of the work that is achieved thanks to these women and […]

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wm
05 Apr
  • By Vanisha May

The confused question of “but women are equal now?”

We carry the movements of #TimesUp, #MeToo, #HeForShe and many others around our world as we see women capturing headlines and rising up, demanding for change. But why is this so important still? Why are we still fighting for change? And how are half the humans born on this planet still facing lives of inequality […]

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mission
28 Feb
  • By Vanisha May

Life beyond Misión México

Preparing young adults for life beyond Misión Mexico… Our #1 goal at Misión Mexico is to provide the option of shelter and on-going education for all of the children that walk through our doors. We aim to help break the cycle of poverty that exists for 21.2 million children and adolescents in Mexico, by providing […]

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fashion
19 Feb
  • By Vanisha May

The dangers of fashion

Documentary watch: The True Cost and Minimalism (find them on Netflix now) Got a new date? Buy a new dress. Feeling down? Hit the shops. Hole in your socks? Bin em. Don’t like that tee? Charity bag. Hate spending? Get bored quickly? Want cheap clothes and a tonne of option? It all sounds pretty harmless […]

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charit
09 Jan
  • By Vanisha May

Why should I give my money to charity?

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” ― Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah So, a few days ago my friend showed me this… It’s been circulating the internet and people are obviously all riled up from it (including […]

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