The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
This time in San Sebastian Etla just down the road from San Agustin.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, October 28, 2010

UN Aims to Reduce Gender Violence in Mexico Indian Communities

from the LAHT (full story)
"Five U.N. agencies presented a joint program to curb gender violence in several indigenous communities in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, the coordinator of the initiative, Veronica Zebadua, told Efe.

“It’s the first time for Mexico to have an interagency U.N. program specifically dedicated to preventing violence against women in indigenous towns,” she said.

The program, which will run for three years, was presented Tuesday at a press conference and will receive $1 million in financing from the U.N. Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women.

The aim of the program is to effectively implement the legal framework concerning violence against Indians working with adult women, but also with males and children, as well as teenagers of both sexes."

1 comment:

La Corista said...

Interesting. It will take a pretty big investment, great persistence, and much diligence over a long period of time to change attitudes and behaviors so endemically cemented into the social fabric. I really hope this program can make some impact.