Intercultural Gender Perspective

Articulation and integral intercultural work

The Center for Multi-Ethnic Women's Studies and Information (CEIMM-URACCAN), in coordination with the other directions and substantive areas of the Intercultural Community University (URACCAN), have been working in different spaces a new initiative that has been called "Innovation Centers for Social Transformation from the Intercultural Gender Perspective". Among the main ones involved are, academia, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cooperation, SITICI, ICI and URACCAN Change Agents/gender-trained students.

This initiative is part of the project "Decolonization and Depatriarcalization for Transformation from Education", SAIH. And it aims to work, in an integral way, the approach of the intercultural perspective of gender in a career in each campus, with students, teachers and related actors, and how that approach affects social transformation, from an intercultural perspective of gender.

"You have to go into a feature review process. That integration part of how we're working must be at stake. With this gender intercultural perspective there are many things that can be done, we are working with a database that is being analyzed and integrated. I emphasize this because we actually do a lot of things from each of the areas," shares Marlon Peralta, SITICI director.

During the second day of articulation the various experiences were shared from the centers and areas of URACCAN from the different enclosures and spaces of social incidence, agreeing that the important thing to take advantage of these spaces, is the articulation, which in turn leads to the accompaniment and community social incident, from each reality.

"There are a lot of efforts being made from the classroom and we are not empowering them. All these efforts we have to tie them up and this comes to find another element that has been discussed, and that is, we are not articulating them the curriculums among all. I think these are weaknesses that we need to take into account, articulation is fundamental to developing these kinds of processes," says Yuri Zapata, Vice-Chancellor-General.

Similarly, the Msc. Yulmar Montoya, director of the ICI, mentions that it must be built and deconstructed "to look for routes that are alternate, that are fundamental to the good to do, I believe that what it is is always to be articulated in order to be able to seek that strategy and that formulation of the spaces to be able to help and develop the necessary mechanisms and I believe that this is one of the fundamental spaces to build those new initiatives" Ensures.

The activity takes place from 3 to 5 December 2018 in the convention center of the Hex hotel, in Managua, with an interdisciplinary team, from different areas, to discuss and define the general methodological guidelines to work in the next three years.