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Meet the grantees advancing gender justice in the Americas and the Caribbean

 

 

 

 

PHOTO BY: Fundación GOLEES, Costa Rica

AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN

Birria de Giales​

PANAMA

 

"Por Canchas Libres de Violencia Macho" Birria de Giales is a young organization that was born as a denouncement movement. In the process, it was joined by other young people, especially from popular neighbourhoods who were looking for a safe space to exercise sports and their gender identity freely. The majority of the group is made up of young people who belong to LGBTIQ+, Afro-descendant, migrant and low-income population.

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Gray City Rebels - São Paulo Roller Derby

BRAZIL

Gray City Rebels - São Paulo Roller Derby​

BRAZIL

 

They are five times Brazilian roller derby champions, and have already participated in championships in Argentina. The league is a full member of the WFTDA, the international body that governs and promotes roller derby sport and revolutionises the role of women in sports through the collective voice of their leagues all around the world.

Centro Transdisciplinario de Estudios en Género​

MEXICO

 

CETREG aims to help women in general and lesbians in particular to obtain knowledge of self-defense, emotional and physical self-care. Likewise, CETREG is committed to collective analysis and knowledge about a context that is violent and deadly against women in general and lesbo-misogyny in particular. This is done through collective work that follows an intersectional and feminist methodology from which lessons are derived from the diverse experiences and realities of women and lesbians specifically.

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Komon tajkoltajvatik A. C. (juntas nos ayudemos asociación Civil)​

MEXICO

 

Komon tajkoltajvatik is a group of young people from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, which is dedicated to the promotion, dissemination, and defense of human rights and gender equality. It carries out various activities such as teaching workshops on human rights and gender equality in public schools, personal entrepreneurship, and promotes sports. Another of their activities is to collect funds, effectively or in kind to take it to the most vulnerable places in Chiapas.

Komon tajkoltajvatik A. C. (juntas nos ayudemos asociación Civil)​

MEXICO

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Fundación GOLEES (Género, Orgullo, Libertad y Empoderamiento de Ellas en la Sociedad)​

COSTA RICA


Through football, GOLEES creates spaces for social transformation where girls and women can develop fully, without patriarchal restrictions or any inequality. For GOLEES, football is synonymous of freedom.

Fundación GOLEES (Género, Orgullo, Libertad y Empoderamiento de Ellas en la Sociedad)​

COSTA RICA

Proyecto Documental Skate en Cuba​

CUBA

 

A community dedicated to Cuban skateboarding supporting young skaters in Cuba.

Proyecto Documental Skate en Cuba
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Jóvenes por el Cambio JXC Guatemala​

GUATEMALA

 

Boxing in a macho context was judged and not tolerated, therefore in 2015 JXC Guatemala was born, in the San Marcos border department, an area with high rates of child malnutrition, child labor, prostitution, crime, forced migration, among other vulnerabilities, where there are not enough spaces focused on recreation, sports and strengthening the skills of girls and young people. JXC manages to create a fusion of academic, migratory, cultural, sports and social areas that seeks to promote female empowerment for the democratic strengthening of girls, young women and diverse populations. What is the point of the revolution if we cannot box?

Jóvenes por el Cambio JXC Guatemala​

GUATEMALA

MARIJÀN Feminist Organization​

HAITI

 

Marijàn is a feminist organization that fights for the rights of Haitian women to freedom, solidarity and access to equal justice. It promotes gender equality by challenging norms and cultures. With regard to sports, it aims to redefine the way it is perceived in Haiti, by strengthening the work of young girls who are already invested in sports (mainly volleyball), and by giving them access to materials, equipment and professional support.

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Asociación de Mujeres Ixchel por la Transformación Social y Cultural​

EL SALVADOR

 

La Asociación de Mujeres Ixchel es la primera organización de Mujeres Jóvenes feministas constituida de El Salvador y trabaja desde 2009 por los derechos humanos de las mujeres y prevenir la violencia contra la mujer en sus comunidades. Sus principales temas de trabajo son los derechos sexuales y reproductivos, participación y liderazgo político, acceso a nuevas tecnologías de la comunicación, y la promoción del periodismo y creación de contenidos feministas. Utilizan al deporte como herramienta de recreación y autocuidado, y prevención de la violencia contra la mujer.

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Pelota de trapo​

COLOMBIA

 

El Colectivo La Pelota de trapo es una organización feminista en San Cristóbal, Colombia, liderada por jóvenes entre los 14 y los 22 años, que busca inspirar a niñas y jóvenes a ejercitar activamente sus derechos, así como a disfrutar de sus etapas del desarrollo y ver en el juego una oportunidad para armar un proyecto de vida que revolucione el concepto de mujer arraigado en la  sociedad.

Pelota de Trapo​

COLOMBIA

Niñas Sin Miedo​

COLOMBIA

 

Niñas sin miedo seeks to support empowerment processes, strengthen skills and provide tools for the construction of life projects for girls and adolescents through sports and education, in order to prevent sexual and gender-based violence, encourage the recognition of the girls' human, sexual and reproductive rights, and avoid unintended pregnancy. NSM implements Biciescuela (bicycle education) programs and women's soccer schools with girls between 7 and 17 years old at the Soacha Municipality, one of the most vulnerable communities in Colombia, with a worrying prevalence of adolescent pregnancy.

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