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Visita a Colombia: REDESCA observa serios desafíos para la garantía de los DESCA en La Guajira

Washington, D.C.- La Relatoría Especial sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, Culturales y Ambientales (REDESCA) de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) realizó una visita a Colombia entre el 25 de septiembre y el 5 de octubre de 2022, con objeto de participar en una serie de eventos promocionales y académicos sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales, Culturales y Ambientales (DESCA), mantener encuentros con autoridades y representantes de la sociedad civil, así como llevar a cabo una visita de trabajo para relevar información sobre la situación de los DESCA en el país, con especial énfasis en el Departamento de La Guajira y la situación del Pueblo Wayuu.   En el marco de la visita de trabajo, la Relatora Especial, Soledad García...

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Tawala Wayuu Fest in the 93 park

The magic and the color of the Wayuú weavers arrive in Bogotá transformed into unique pieces to dress the trees located in Parque 93 , as part of the Tawala Wayuú Fest. Newspaper article EL TIEMPO November 9 This event, which will take place from November 11 to 20, mixes crafts with cultural and artistic activities, seeks to empower Wayuu women and exalt their strength, work and cultural richness, through yarn bombing, street art interventions that use pieces in thread, wool or knit instead of paint. With this artistic intervention, different activities will be carried out, such as guided tours of the artistic exhibition of the Park. Weaving workshops led by Wayuú women will also be held. During the mornings, the...

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La Guajira: a territory of unfulfilled sentences

Research and photographs: Ricardo L. Cruz Editorial and multimedia support: CONNECTAS team Manuela* prepares to give breakfast to the 15 children, between 18 months and 4 years old, that she is in charge of. On each plate, serve half a steamed potato with a little grated cheese. In the glasses serve oatmeal. It is 9:00 in the morning on a Monday in June 2022. Two hours later he will offer them another glass of oatmeal with a packet of cookies and at about 1:00, lunch. She belongs to the Wayú people and is the food handler of the Community Care Unit (UCA) of her ranch on the outskirts of Riohacha, the gateway to Alta Guajira, a dry and desert region...

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THE GIFT OF WORK CROSSING COLOMBIA FROM END TO END

By: María Paula Herrera Salazar Field professional- Fucai Photo: María Paula Fucai professional playing the traditional Amazonian spinning top. Few of us have had the fortune to share with such a diversity of people as those of us who work at Fucai do. Our work is exciting, but it requires both vocation and berraquera . Vocation is for me a "call from the heart", a deep beat that summons me to put myself at the service of indigenous peoples. For its part, the berraquera is the energy, enthusiasm and strength with which challenges are assumed. Both are needed in abundance in this work, since working across the country from end to end and collaborating with such a diversity of peoples...

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Organizations that are friends of the Citizen Oversight lead the revolution of little things in La Guajira

The Fundación Caminos de Identidad - Fucai Colombia , not only leads the presidency of the Citizen Oversight of Sentence T-302 of 2017 , but also under the principle of co-responsibility, it generates the revolution of small things, carrying out works and community actions that they change lives. On August 16, Fucai, in alliance with the Challenger Foundation , delivered a school classroom and dining kitchen for 70 Wayuu children from the community of Yatatshi, corregimiento de Wimpeshi, municipality of Uribía . Yatatshi is a forgotten Wayuu community, located on the border with Venezuela , characterized by a high child population, in an extreme state of vulnerability. The Caminos de identidad Foundation reached that far, with its proposal to build...

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