Poetry performance

La Madriguera Creaciones Escenicas – Integral Artistic Project in Favor of the Gender Equality

Date grant awarded: January 18, 2020

We believe in arts as a way to work with people not only in terms of culture and entertainment but as a vehicle and tool to take messages that help them to raise awareness about social problems. Nowadays 9 women died every day in Mexico due to violent causes and 6 of every 10 have suffered violence at some point in their lives. We have been working in urban communities in Mexico City giving artistic workshops to teenagers. We work – amongst others – with applied theater techniques for helping people to realize that they could be living violence in their daily lives, and express themselves if it’s happening.

We will now take our program to Puebla, one of the states in Mexico where the figures of murders have risen during the last years, and where we collaborate with local organizations. We also think that the best way of preventing this and another kind of social problems is education. Our goal is to contribute to educate and prepare young people for living in a country with less violence against women.