Elvia carrillo

Elvia Carrillo Puerto

By Alexabe
  • Her birth

    Her birth
    Elvia was born in Yucatán México on December 6. Elvia was always very close to her brother Felipe who years later became governor.
  • The first spark of the Mexican Revolution

    The first spark of the Mexican Revolution
    At just 29 years old, Elvia Carrillo Puerto participated in the so-called Valladolid rebellion originated by the Dzelkoop Plan, which called on the Yucatecan people to rise up in arms against the tyranny of Olegario Molina and the governor of Yucatán, Enrique Muñoz Arístegui.
  • Feminist League

    Feminist League
    Elvia Carrillo organized the first Peasant Feminist League in which land ownership was discussed, it was suggested that the work days should be 8 hours, that the indigenous people had to be freed from slave labor, and that women were educated to have the children who decide. The young activist also proposed in that forum to create rural schools throughout the territory of that federative entity.
  • The creation of their party

    The creation of their party
    Elvia, Felipe and others, built the political party that became known as the “Partido Socialista Del Sureste.”
  • The First Workers' Congress of Yucatán

    The First Workers' Congress of Yucatán
    The First Workers' Congress of Yucatán was held in Motul, organized by the Southeast Socialist Party, in which Elvia Carrillo Puerto incorporated the point of "Acceptance of working women in the Resistance Leagues." This was the reason for her life, to fight for the liberation of women through her social and political activity in the 51 Resistance Leagues that she managed to organize.
  • Liga Rita Cetina

    Liga Rita Cetina
    Elvia helped create her most prominent league, “Liga Rita Cetina Gutierrez.” The women in the league held talks regarding child care, economics and hygiene, inspected schools, hospitals and helped launch the states first orphanage.
  • Deputy

    she returned to Yucatán, with her brother Felipe Carrillo ruling as state governor, that Elvia was elected as municipal deputy along with Beatriz Peniche and Raquel Dzib Cícero by the Southeast Socialist Party. Post that after the murder of her brother was forced to leave after receiving several death threats both to her and her companions. Likewise, the vote for women was annulled in the entity.
  • Finally

    Elvia Carrillo Puerto recovered her fight and, finally, was rewarded during the presidential term of Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, when in 1953 article 34 of the Constitution was modified to grant equal political rights to Mexican women, thus including their right to suffrage.
  • Her legacy

    Her legacy
    Elvia Carrillo Puerto died in Mexico City at the age of 89 and her remains are found in the general cemetery of Mérida.Remembered for her fiery struggle in favor of the rights of women, mainly indigenous women, Mayan peasants and Mexican workers.