We want to thank you for the trust to support our initiatives, among so many options you have chosen to contribute to the strengthening of the rights of indigenous girls in Oaxaca. Thank you!
We share some of what we have accomplished because of your kindness, even with the challenges of the pandemic.
Artistic and Feminist Camp for the Rights of Mixtec Girls was held on December 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2020, in the Heroic City of Tlaxiaco, belonging to the Mixtec region of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. In which 30 girls and adolescents between 6 and 13 years of age participated, with the aim of strengthening their rights and the development of socio-emotional and self-care skills with an affective-sexual gender and humanist approach to the prevention of violence, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment and trafficking, cultural self-defense and digital safety in Mixtec girls and adolescents. Participants received for free a series of artistic workshops, made with a participatory, artistic and thoughtful methodology; under disciplines such as feminist photography, participatory theatre, feminist rap, graphic, feminist poetry, narrative and short story writing, binding, cartoning and masking. Thanks to your donation we were able to pay for transfers, food, materials and solidarity fees for teachers and participants.
Participants in the feminist camp for girls increased their knowledge by learning about the Gender Violence Care directory, established together with a network of indigenous and local allied women's organizations for the care of girls, adolescents and Mixtec women.
We conducted together with 32 indigenous girls and adolescents the workshop "Mapping of Early or Forced Marriages and Unions Through a mapping methodology, the knowledge, hard data, feelings and thoughts of participants related to child marriages and early unions in the Mixteca region, corresponding to the axis: self-defense were addressed; which allowed participants to reflect on informal unions in which girls and adolescents are immersed close to their context, crossed by inequalities, gender-based violence, traditions among other factors, which gave way to the socialization of factors and tools of protection in their daily spaces.
We held a virtual forum with 57 girls from different territories on International Women's and Girls' Day in Science, called: forum "We inhabit all territories, Oaxacan women in science", to continue to demand accessibility and full participation of women and girls in scientific spaces, emphasizing the historical demand for the voices of indigenous girls and women; as well as with the aim of collectively disseminating and strengthening women close to our realities and contexts, it was held where 3 women scientists with backgrounds in the local, national and international territory were special guests, it was an inspiring space for the 57 participating girls and adolescents. Her questions and comments were related to what is the experience of living in other territories, to what were the means to have reached those spaces, also to the challenges and stereotypes that they have faced as women in the world of science and the spaces in which they have trained professionally.
On 08 March International Women's Day, "Between the Clouds or How to Get Out of Them" was launched, to which an informative talk on how to prevent digital violence and sexual trafficking was added. About 40 people attended this space, scattered in 3 different roles, mostly girls, adolescents and a caregiver. The dialogue led to reflection related to the most popular social networks used for the recruitment of women and girls, as well as the fears, fears and needs that the people in charge of a girl or adolescent feel.
We invite you to continue to add so that these actions can be replicated in different areas of the territory of Oaxaca, so that more and more indigenous girls and adolescents can have an approach to their rights in an ethical, respectful and loving way. We need you to continue to support and create similar proposals. Thank you very much for your support.
With gratitude we send you a strong and hopeful embrace of Team Oaxaca
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