The artistic and feminist camp for the rights of indigenous and Afro-Mexican girls is a proposal that promotes the autonomy and empowerment of girls and young women through comprehensive sexual education and the development of socio-emotional skills, from an intercultural and anti-racist perspective, for the prevention of sexual violence.
Mexico is ranked as the country with the highest rate of child sexual abuse in the world. Oaxaca is an ethnically and linguistically diverse state in which more than half of the population considers itself indigenous. At the same time, it ranks fourth nationally in child sexual abuse, which affects indigenous and Afro-Mexican girls differently than girls in other parts of the country. Sex education in Mexico is surrounded by prejudice, guilt and stigma, and is not provided in a comprehensive
The artistic and feminist camp is a space that is held annually to strengthen the rights of indigenous and Afro-Mexican girls in Oaxaca. Next year it will be held in the indigenous and/or Afro-Mexican region of Oaxaca where we will offer free workshops in photography, theater, graphics, film and storytelling to address issues of prevention of child sexual abuse, self-care and body awareness, networking, socio-emotional skills, self-defense, menstruation, digital security, sexual among others.
Promoting spaces to promote sexual education contributes to reproductive justice for more girls and women, especially those who live in situations of structural and social disadvantages.