Through these workshops, women's rights are strengthened and other people are moved forward.
The Center for Multi-Ethnic Women's Studies and Information (CEIMM-URACCAN), within the framework of gender and spirituality research, develops a workshop with women from Bluefields and the Bluff port, as part of the lines of action arising from such research.
In this regard, teacher Antonia McCoy, coordinator of CEIMM at the Bluefields compound, explained that "these actions are born from the moment we started with research two years ago, in which an action plan was developed with those ideas and proposals shared by women from the communities that participated in this study".
The objective of these workshops is to return the results obtained through research and at the same time create a process of raising awareness and awareness towards the women who are in this activity, in terms of issues of self-esteem, discrimination and gender-based violence.
The COORDINATOR of CEIMM therefore stated that they are developing issues such as self-esteem in the face of "the COVI-19 pandemic, women spirituality and gender, as well as ending the legal framework of discrimination and gender-based violence, to make them aware of the importance it has and to support its rights".
These themes are being taught by the women who make up the CEIMM team: Socorro Wood Teacher, Licda. Velia Sevilla and teacher Antonia.
Experiences of women participants
"These workshops implemented by URACCAN, through the CEIMM, come to us to strengthen our knowledge of these rights that correspond to us. We are also moving towards other women, because we are given the guideline of knowing how to act on problems that we face on a daily basis: gender-based violence, racial discrimination, or stigmas because of our appearance and sexual orientations," concluded Mrs. Socorro Silva of the organization Voces Caribeñas.