The story behind the photo: Mexico

“Dignified Motherhood”

Pascuala Gómez Santiz is 32 years old and from the municipality San Andrés Larrainzar in the Altos region in the state of Chiapas. She speaks the Sotsil language.

Pascuala and her partner were able to choose to plan their family; she is proud to show off her second planned pregnancy. This is an example of Safe Motherhood in indigenous communities in Mexico.

Photographer: Cecilia Monroy Cuevas, México

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