Feb 1, 2019

Goodbye

Networks
Networks

In the month of December, we had the closure of the year in Arrumacos.
To close the work, we put together a little tree of memories, where the children put pictures of their passage through space, showing their achievements, painting and decorating it.

Also, we said goodbye to Jasper and Lucy, two of the volunteers who shared the year with the children. Before leaving, they presented an image of their city and their families and explained to the children that they were going back to their homes. For their part, the children made a collage of photos where Lucy and Jasper were, to thank them for their passage through Arrumacos.

The last day, we went for a walk to the Arcotete, a natural space near the city. There, we shared with the families the achievements of the girls and boys, we gave them pictures and a report, so that the mothers and fathers could know what the year of their daughters and sons had been like. We also talk with mothers about help networks, promoting contacts between them.

Next week we will begin activities in the space, we are very excited for this new year of challenges!

 

 

 

Sharing results
Sharing results
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Lucy and Jasper
Lucy and Jasper
Jan 31, 2019

My world is Giant

My world is giant
My world is giant

On December 8, 2018, in the city of San Cristóbal, the XI Encounter of working children  "My world is giant", was held. In it, 19 girls and boys between 4 and 16 years of age met with the objective of strengthening the organization of working children for decent work.

During the day, through various games and activities, the girls and boys, from the different markets of the city, met and described their meeting and work spaces and exchanged learnings and experiences.

 

Being able to recognize themselves as working children was one of the most positive results of the day, identifying with the slogans of this group and sharing their experiences. Among the things they shared, we would like to highlight:

Child 1: we meet at the kiosk in Santo Domingo, in the museum or in the church or in the corridors, and when we meet, we talk about discrimination against indigenous people, and respect for women.

 

Child 2: we meet in Melel, Xojobal in learning circles, we learn about caxlanes (non indigenous, white people), decent work and the stories of our families. Our group is called Strong working children.

Child 3: They teach us not to be violent, and treat others well, we paint and play, we watch movies and we learn about respect for women and indigenous people.

These spaces of encounter and reflection allow children to know that they are not alone in their realities, that there are others who share their experiences, their knowledge and their struggles, making possible the collective organization and the claim for rights.

 

This is my world
This is my world
This is us
This is us
Learning circles
Learning circles
Together
Together
Nov 7, 2018

The girls fighting and the world transforming

Public Action
Public Action

41 girls and teenagers from Mexico City, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz, participants from CIDES, Ednica, Fondo Semillas, Sueniños, Melel Xojobal, Vientos Culturales, Aldeas Infantiles SOS, Visión Mundial, Educadys, SEIINAC, CODENI, Calpulli, El Taller and Matraca, met at the First National Encounter of Girls and Adolescents "Girls fighting and the world transforming" on October 11 and 12 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

During these days, participants were able to learn about the realities of girls and adolescents in the country, participate in dance, menstruation, self-defense, yoga and gender workshops, discuss about feminism and machismo in their contexts, learning about your rights to recognize and exercise them.

The girls who are part of the education project participated in this process, being able to share with other girls and adolescents working in the State, and from other States, their experiences, their realities and the particular challenges they face as girls, indigenous and workers. After the two days of Encuentro, they made a declaration in which, among other things, they made certain demands to key actors:

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"We ask the authorities to exercise their office in a correct manner. That more surveillance cameras be put in cities to avoid femicides and sexual harassment.

To society in general that eliminates the stereotypes that exist about women and is open to other ways of thinking and acting.

We demand that the government and society listen to us in our families and schools.

We demand that the protection prosecutors give us fair treatment and help us when we denounce if we are beaten or mistreated.

We demand that companies pay a fair and equal salary for women and men.

We hope that our demands are not left in words and that society supports us in this cause."

The experience, unique in Mexico, was a space of encounter and struggle that, we hope, multiplies across borders.

Feminism
Feminism
Playing
Playing
Reunited
Reunited
All of us
All of us

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