I believe one of the biggest challenges in my community, and in my country is APATHY.
In the past I have tried starting several projects, but in the end they could not work out as I had trouble in finding committed volunteers, as most of the people that were attracted to the project were full time students, so they argued could not commit to the project because they did not have enough time.
Personally, I could find that sometimes these excuses came directly from an absence of emotion or enthusiasm towards the movements, in other words, this is how apathy can be defined. Mexican society is living one of the worst times in history talking on a belief of their own people, as we might be used to thinking that nothing will be right (regarding on all the economical, political and drug dealing issues happening in the country).
A solution that comes to my mind would be, first of any idea of any project, would be working on starting a “believing campaign”. Maybe if Mexican people could believe in their own country, in their own people and in a better future built by a civil society, -where they belong to-, then projects could succeed.
But how can we make this happen? By showing examples of successful Mexicans, by showing others that our country is not only “violence” and a “lazy” society. The most important step would be getting this message to Mexicans, who have to believe they have the power of change in their hands, and that if they really want it, WE COULD MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Pulse Wire is a great network! I believe that by using the tools that are offered by the web page, such as the Resource Exchange, we will be able to connect to women from other parts of the world in order to get advice, opinions and even sources on how we could create a change in this Latin American country. I think Mexico has a lot of potential and civil society becomes the most important part of the journey we need to take, in order to make our country a better place to live in!