SPOTLIGHT 2017: RISE TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
On November 25, there marched next to Margarita Meira, a referent of the Mothers Victims of Trafficking (MVT) group in Buenos Aires. This organization was founded on the tremendous experience that Margarita lived with her daughter Graciela Susana Bekter. Twenty-five years ago, when Graciela Susana was 17 years old, she was taken away from her home. The family searched everywhere for a year until they found her dead. When they investigated, they learned that Graciela Susana had been kidnapped in several cabarets and that her abductor was a man with many backgrounds. The judge told them that the antecedent did not make the crime. From the death of its daughter, Margarita dedicated itself entirely to the cause of the rescue of victims of Trafficking. In Argentina they danced for stop Human Trafficking.
SPOTLIGHT 2017: RISE TO END EXPLOTATION AGAINST WOMEN
March against violence against women, held on the streets of Santiago de Chile.
Theater Presentation of plays in different schools in Chile on the theme of violence against women by the SEDEC women’s team (Service for Development and Community Education), supported by the Mission 21 Women’s Promotion Fund.
Workshop on Trafficking in Persons and Workshop on Racism
It was realized thanks to the joint effort of the Continental Table of Mission 21 and to the Continental Pastoral of Negritud of CLAI and the Episcopal Church Santa Maria, in the canton of Siquirres, Costa Rica.
Berta Cáceres, leader of the Lenca indigenous community and a great defender of human rights and the environment, was murdered on March 3 of this year, in her country, Honduras and due to this, this november 25th, 14 women’s networks in the capital, and more than 500 Women from different organizations called for more child-care centers to be set up in the Honduran capital so that mothers can work because there are no nurseries there. They requested that the Municipal District Office of Women (WMO) of the Central District be strengthened so that all women have a training space, legal and psychological assistance for women survivors of violence. They demanded that this open chapter not only be for this year, but that it be established so that at least they had a town hall open only for the women. They also called for the integration of representatives of the District’s women’s networks into the Central District citizen security desk, strengthening and creating family and community gardens, and allocating funds to strengthen community women’s networks where workshops are held to prevent violence in undeveloped neighborhoods, and to provide materials for mass awareness-raising campaigns to prevent violence against women.
RISE FOR WOMEN IN DECISION MAKING
“The place of Uruguayan women in decision-making” will be presented on December 8 Uruguay. On December 8, the presentation of notebook number 5 of the Gender Information System will be held: “The place of Uruguayan women in decision-making”, organized by INMUJERES-MIDES and the United Nations in Uruguay through the Interagency Gender Group (GIG). The document exposes and highlights the inequalities between women and men in Uruguay in decision-making, education, labor market, health, income distribution, gender- based violence and ethnic-racial inequality. This will be the reason for dancing on 2017.
SPOTLIGHT 2017: RISE FOR GIVING VOICE TO REFUGEE AND DISPLACED WOMEN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
BOGOTA, Colombia, November 30, (UNHCR) – In support of the international “16 Days of Activism Against Sexual and Gender Violence” initiative, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is Rising with the to Giving voice to refugee and displaced women victims of violence.
Created by the advertising agency Agencia Alpha245 Colombia, part of the Leo Burnett Group, the “Amplifica Sus Voces” campaign is disseminated throughout the region of the Americas. Through radio tapes, videos, posters and postcards, the campaign invites the public to listen and share testimonies about the different types of violence suffered by refugee and displaced women in the context of the armed conflict.
Media Tour for launching of the Campaign 2017
Special TV Talk Show to start the 16 Days of Activism. Dimension TV
Re-Launching of the CONAPREVI (National Commission for VAW Prevention)
Special event for the closing of the 16 days of activism.
Activities for empowering women through dance in the 25th of November.
SPOTLIGHT 2017: RISE TO END EXPLOITATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS, CELEBRATION OF 5 YEARS OF THE MOVEMENT