NI EN MORE is a social innovation project merging political activism, fashion and art. Founded by the artists Lise Bjorne Linnert (Oslo, Norway) and Jane Terrazas (Juárez, Mexico), along with Human Rights activist Veronica Corchado (Juárez, Mexico).
The name comes from the blend of the Spanish, Norwegian and English words meaning “Not one more”, inspired by the poetry of Susana Chávez Castillo, who protested the constant murders against women in Juárez, Mexico—before becoming a victim herself in 2011.
At core is a women’s sewing studio in Juárez, Mexico, that offers a safe environment, fair wages, education and training to women living in vulnerable conditions.
WHY CIUDAD JUÁREZ
Juarez is known for the systematic murders of women. The victims come from all levels of society, but the majority are women who live in contexts of vulnerability due to their socio-economic condition, race and origin. These women and their families are not victimized, but hard-working people; resisting and supporting each other in the fight for a change.
NI EN MORE cannot alleviate the systemic social problems and violence, but we can create better conditions for development and change. We believe that economic independence of women is the first step to give us freedom in decision-making and hereby help us face challenges of abuse and violence
Our main goal is to create a sustainable business model for the production of clothes. This will allow us to create jobs that not only will provide dignity, sustainable and fair income to our team but also will help to create confidence and skills that contribute to long term financial independence.
Hopefully, the confidence and experience of our team will spread like seeds, helping to improve conditions for other women in Juárez. All profits will be reinvested in the sewing studio and the workers' communities.
NOT ONE MORE:
WOMAN WITHOUT OPPORTUNITIES
DISCRIMINATED BY HER SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITION, SKIN COLOR, SEXUAL IDENTITY AND ORIGIN
EXPLOITED IN PRECARIOUS JOBS THAT PERPETUATE ECONOMIC VIOLENCE
woman exposed to violence in juarez or anywhere else
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Mixed images / Credit: NI EN MORE /Lise Linnert, Harald Paalgaard, Erick Garcia