Institute for Global Health


Engaging women in their health through textiles and public art

Engaging women in textiles

Project Summary

This research is the Public Engagement arm of  "Structural vulnerabilities and maternal health among Mexican indigenous population", a Wellcome Trust funded research project.

The project aims to engage women in their health through the development of a textile collective and public art project. We will be working in close collaboration with Fabrica Social, an organisation that works with Mexican indigenous women artisans in the development and promotion of their textile work. The textile collective will form the basis for discussions with the community about gender equity and how this impacts upon health. Discussions will be presented to the community in the form of a public art project.

Links to other research

Other research from IGH in Mexico