The Zapatistas are a left-wing, former guerrilla military group that emerged in to the public eye in 1994. Much of the group's ideals revolve around defense of indigenous rights in Chiapas and all of Mexico. Among many of their ideologies, the group presented the "Women's Revolutionary Laws" in the mid-90's, including: "Women will be able to occupy positions of leadership in the organization and hold military ranks in the revolutionary armed forces."
In the following photos, women of the Zapatistas gather for their first "encuentro de mujeres que luchan," a gathering for the women of the world hosted by the Zapatista women, in 2018. No men were allowed on the premises during the encuentro.