Support Young Defenders in Mexico

by Centro de Derechos Humanos Fr. Francisco de Vitoria O.P, A.C
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GlobalGiving Report September - November 2021

Through this document, the youth defenders want to share with you the work carried out during the months of september, october and november, in 2021. We are very grateful for your support and the trust you have placed in us.

Throughout these last 3 months we have continued supporting women by legal advice. In our accompaniment the psychosocial and gender perspective are mainstreamed, following up on specific actions derived from these spaces according to the particular necessities of each case.

In the same way, our accompaniments to women victims and survivors of feminicidal violence have remained active. Besides that, we have participated in the process of the pursuit of truth and justice in different states of Mexico. In Mexico City, the state of Mexico and Puebla we have organized spaces for sharing knowledge, and self care strategies. We have also gathered with the victims in moments of memory and resignification. We have also strengthened our accompaniments by generating links and articulations with organizations and groups that contribute to the justice process.

In addition, we are excited to mention the closing of our 19th generation of “The School for Young Human Rights Defenders- La Escuelita”. In this generation participated diverse young defenders from the states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Chiapas, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Puebla, Aguascalientes, Veracruz, State of Mexico and Mexico City. This space can be seen as a seedbed of young defenders where the knowledge that strengthens the defense and promotion of human rights is articulated and interwoven.

Finally we can not ignore the importance of collective care in our team. Because of that, during this period we continue to strengthen the comprehensive care strategy in the organization which posiosinnates self-care and collective care as a transversal axis in the development of our work in a physical and mental way. Besides that, we prioritized spaces for psychotherapeutic support.

This without neglecting the safety of the entire team in the accompaniments within Mexico City, as well as in other states of Mexico due to the risk of being young defenders, coupled with the nature of the pandemic crisis.

We truly recognize that we still have a long way to go, a way full of reflections and actions to build; however, we also acknowledge and thank the people who have accompanied us on this journey.

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Womens rights
Womens rights
Youth defender's
Youth defender's
Justice for Fatima Varinia Quintana Gutierrez
Justice for Fatima Varinia Quintana Gutierrez
Justice for Zyanya Estefania Figueroa Becerril
Justice for Zyanya Estefania Figueroa Becerril
Memory
Memory
Dignity and housing for people
Dignity and housing for people
Indigenous people fight for their rights
Indigenous people fight for their rights
Collective care for youth defender's
Collective care for youth defender's
Committee Against Forced Disappearance in Mexico
Committee Against Forced Disappearance in Mexico

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Youth reunion
Youth reunion

 Youth participation in a country where human rights are constantly violated is essential.

Here in the human rights center we have been working in order to raise awareness about the importance of recognizing youth as an active participant in the defense of human rights. Attempting this while addressing COVID-19’s impacts has been a challenge. However, we have witnessed a strong will within our young collaborators, as well as young people we support in different states. With the support of our allies we have been able to strengthen leadership skills by facilitating workshops and sharing practical tools that can be used in advocacy actions, legal strategies and support processes.

Even though most of our activities are still in a remote dynamic, young people have led and participated in several actions, including collective care gatherings, strategic meetings aimed at the construction of joint strategies at national and international level with other organizations and actors, legal accompaniment, workshops, among others. With these efforts, we have maintained an active participation, as well as plan future activities that will be important in the strengthening of intergenerational networks. These activities will also draw attention to relevant human rights topics in Mexico in the pandemic context. 

We would like to share a testimony of a young woman who was part of one of our training programs:

"Being part of a program facilitated by CDH Vitoria has been one of the best experiences in my life, since it has helped me to work towards my personal goals. In addition, I have learned different things regarding the importance of communication and investigation in the human rights defense. After our work together, I am hopeful that we can build other possible worlds. I will continue generating actions, creating materials and activities, always taking into consideration a collective and diverse focus." 

We hope to continue having your support and allowing youth to generate actions in the human rights defense.

Youth activities
Youth activities

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Centro de Derechos Humanos Fr. Francisco de Vitoria O.P, A.C

Location: Ciudad de Mexico - Mexico
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