News items archive 2010
From July 5th to July 11th Caramundo participated with Rede Nami in the Man Up! Campaign to combat Violence against Women in Johannesburg, South Africa during the FIFA World Cup. Anarkia (Panmela Castro) and Anouk Piket where invited to give a workshop on the methodology to combat violence against women using graffiti in Brazil.
In June 2010 Caramundo and La Familia Ayara realized the first capacity building exchange in Bogotá. The main objective of the exchange was to share the knowledge and experience La Familia Ayara has built in the past few years, with the coordinators of Projeto Queto in Rio de Janeiro. The exchange was part of a larger program financed by UN HABITAT who supports both La Familia Ayara and Caramundo in strengthening its youth led programs on grass roots level.
In the weekend of May 29 and 30 Rede Nami – Fesminist Urban Art Network – was launched in Rio de Janeiro, showing amazing potential and collective ideas of women concerned about the organization of our society. The launch consisted of one day capacity building training of the first group of women with a seminar about feminism and women in art, and a second day with a big graffiti event held in the community of Morro do Queto.
‘Adios Tatuajes’ is an photo exhibition Marloes Verhoeven composed from the impressive work done in the clinic of Adios Tatuajes in San Salvador. Young gang members can remove tattoos there that indicate their gang membership. Many poor urban youths become part of the gang in their neighborhood. Once part of the gang, there is no way out and violence and crime will determine their daily lives; a future perspective of either ‘hospital, prison or death’ as one of them puts it.
In the spring of 2009, Caramundo coordinator and photographer Marloes Verhoeven went to El Salvador to give a photography workshop with youth of our local partner Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl also initiated an artistic project in the Sesuntepeque female prison in San Salvador. Marloes soon was accepted in the cells of the women and had very opening conversations with the women.
Each year Vital Voices (Washington D.C.) selects a small group of extraordinary women to recognize for their remarkable achievements advancing women’s leadership around the world. This year, Panmela Castro, a.k.a. Anarkia was nominated for the Global Leadership Award of Human Rights for her leadership and trailblazing work using art as a vehicle to promote positive social change and awareness in her community and around the world.