Acción Política y Creativa de las Mujeres de Chiapas

Para concluir la serie de eventos públicos que había complementado el curso “Diálogos Hemisféricos” de 2011, el Centro Hemisférico presentó una mesa redonda sobre los movimientos de mujeres en Chiapas en la cual participaron Norma Cacho y Martha Figueroa. Norma habló de la Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres en Chiapas y Martha presentó una ponencia sobre los derechos humanos de las mujeres.

Norma Cacho es etnóloga y activista lesbiana feminista. Integrante de la Colectiva Lésbica Feminista Autónoma y de la coordinación nacional de la Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres en México. Vive en Chiapas desde hace 6 años, durante los cuales ha trabajado en diversos procesos organizativos con mujeres y comunidades. Actualmente es colaboradora del Colectivo de Empleadas Domésticas de los Altos de Chiapas en el área de formación política y fortalecimiento organizativo. Hablando de su trabajo en ese grupo, Norma dice, “Partiendo del contexto de militarización y violencia política que atraviesa México y particularmente la violencia feminicida, exploramos la necesidad de construir otras formas, otras creatividades para visibilizar nuestras resistencias y nuestras luchas. Así, activamos la Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres que es un movimiento internacional de acciones feministas que lucha por erradicar las causas estructurales de la pobreza y la violencia contra ellas. Desde hace varios años venimos realizando acciones, encuentros y construyendo espacios para analizar nuestra realidad e incentivar nuestra fuerza como sujetas políticas.”

Martha Figueroa es abogada y egresada de la UNAM, feminista en construcción y deconstrucción permanente; nacida hace 55 años en la ciudad de México y Chiapaneca por decisión, convive con su coadyuvante conyugal y coautor de sus tres hijos; es fundadora e integrante de varias organizaciones y redes feministas desde hace 22 años. Además es conferencista, ponente, participante en diversos foros, seminarios y eventos en Chiapas, en México, y fuera del país. Lo que le permitió y dio la oportunidad de trabajar en instrumentos y mecanismos legales a favor de los derechos de las mujeres, fue la más reciente la propuesta de tipo penal de “Feminicidio” a nivel federal. Figueroa deriva de este trabajo ensayos, manuales, documentos y otros documentos publicados relacionados con los temas de género y trabajo.

 

To conclude the series of public events that had complemented the “Hemispheric Dialogues” course in 2011, Centro Hemisférico presented a roundtable on women’s movements in Chiapas featuring Norma Cacho and Martha Figueroa. Norma spoke about the Worldwide Women’s March in Chiapas and Martha gave a lecture on the fundamental rights of women.

Norma Cacho is an ethnographer and lesbian activist. She is a member of the Lesbian, Feminist, Autonomous Collective and of the national coordinating team behind the Worldwide Women’s March in Mexico. She has lived in Chiapas for six years, during which time she has worked in various organizations with women and indigenous communities. She is currently part of the Collective of Domestic Workers from the Chiapanecan Highlands, where she works on political education and organizational empowerment. Speaking about her work with the group, Norma has remarked, “Departing from the context of militarization and political violence that plagues Mexico, especially as manifested in violence against women, we explore the need to create new ways and new forms of creativity to make visible our resistance and our struggles. We do so under the banner of the Worldwide Women’s March, an international movement of feminist protests that fights to eliminate structural poverty and violence against women. We have been realizing actions and meetings for various years as we have been building spaces in which to analyze our realities and build our strength as political subjects.”

Martha Figueroa is a lawyer and graduate of the UNAM, as well as a feminist in process. She was born in Mexico City and has adopted Chiapas as her home state, where she lives with the father of her three children. She is the founder and member of various feminist organizations and networks. She also participates as a lecturer and participant in various forums, seminars, and events in Chiapas, Mexico, and internationally. Such work has allowed her to develop legal processes and tools to help the cause of women’s rights, such as her most recent proposal to alter the penal status of femicide on the national level. Figueroa has published essays, manuals, documents, and other public works related to her work on gender and the law.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.