All the information about KCD ONGD
What is KCD ONGD?
Kultura Communication y Desarrollo KCD is a Non-Governmental Development Organisation established on 16 October 2008. (COMPANY TAX NUMBER G-95550943)
It has been declared to be of public utility and is registered in the General Register of Associations in the Basque Country under the code AS/B/14091/2008.
KCD NGDO has signed up to the 2030 (H)abian Education Strategy for Social Transformation of the Basque Government. KCD NGDO is also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG
The MISSION of KCD NGDO is to encourage Human, Intercultural, Equitable and Sustainable Development through Communication and Culture.
As an NGDO KCD aims to become an international benchmark for the use of Culture and Communication as transformative strategies for achieving Human, Intercultural, Equitable and Sustainable Development.
The principles of the NGDO "KCD"
1. Global and socially committed citizens.
2. Democratic, diverse and plural communication.
3. The integration of groups and communities that have been traditionally excluded.
4. Gender equality and women empowerment.
5. Respect for cultural, ethnic, religious, political, social and sexual identity diversities.
6. Individual and collective Human Rights.
7. A sustainable relationship with nature.
8. A culture of positive peace.
9. Relationships between individuals and peoples on equal terms.
10. A humanisation of migration processes.
KCD NGDO commits to equity
KCD NGDO is based around the idea that a fairer and more sustainable world is possible, without losing sight of the need to have results that become visible on the path towards an ideal goal. In this regard, KCD NGDO believes that it is inadmissible to have a strategy of this kind that does not view gender equality as essential and include it among its objectives.
In line with these principles that have been present since its establishment, KCD NGDO has designed and developed its 2017/2020 Pro Gender Equity Action Plan. This plan to promote gender equality in the organisation in a specific and concrete way -by having a team that is aware, trained and predisposed- makes it possible to consolidate the work that has already been started and to make progress on the institutional commitment and external work.
Paid staff: 3 women and 2 men.
In order to carry out its work, KCD NGDO has the commitment and the collaboration of dozens of people, entities and companies that contribute their time, work and dedication in a selfless way. These people participate in:
The International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” Bilbao
Selection committee: Viewing the films submitted for competition at the festival.
Jury: Selecting the winning films at each edition.
Public attention: reception, votes, count, distribution of information material.
Promotion and broadcasting: disseminating the festival in different places.
Women´s Arab Film Caravan
Public attention: reception, count, distribution of information material.
Promotion and broadcasting: disseminating the caravan in different places.
In order to form part of the KCD NGDO team you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU; IES Ibarrekolanda BHI, Bilbao; Professional Training Centre Txurdinaga LHII, Bilbao; Professional Training Centre Nicolás Larburu LHII, Barakaldo; Professional Training Centre Tartanga LHII, Erandio; IES Aixerrota BHI, Getxo; Professional Training Centre Iurreta LHII, Iurreta; IES Artaza-Romo, Leioa-Getxo; IES Mungia BHI, Mungia; IES Ballonti BHI, Portugalete.
COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ENTITIES
ONGI ETORRI ERREFUXIATUAK Support platform for refugees. EKOLOGISTAK MARTXAN EKOBARAKA. ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT Film Festival HALADZIPO MUSIKA ESKOLA Music School in Barakaldo. Short film contest “GIVE ME A MINUTE OF...” organised by UNESCO Etxea. ZINEMAKUMEAK GARA! Festival of Film Directed by Women. 5W Journalists Group. The DRAC MÀGIC cooperative for the study and dissemination of audio-visual culture in Catalonia.
Thanks to the public and private entities, members and collaborators of KCD NGDO who make our work possible.
International Unseen Film Festival "Film Sozialak" Bilbao
Unseen Film Festival "Film Sozialak"Bilbao
The International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” Bilbao is the central activity of KCD NGDO, an annual event devoted to social committed and diverse films.
The Festival invites the audience to reflect and debate issues through works of fiction, documentaries and animations created by communicators from all over the world. Its content addresses four main themes: Sustainable Development, Gender Equity, Human Rights and Interculturality.
With its ongoing work, the festival Has become an essential benchmark for people interested in communication for development and social transformation. This initiative promotes equal opportunity by applying positive actions to provide visibility and encourage the equal inclusion of all people, regardless of their sex, gender identity, ethnicity, choice of religion, etc. This is probably the only gender equitable festival in the world thus guaranteeing a minimum of 40% of films created by women on its program, without this at all affecting the quality of the screenings.
At the 2016 edition, 794 works were submitted for competition, 37% of which were directed or co-directed by women.
For the 8th edition, KCD NGDO selected 86 films (51% created by women).
The Festival took place around 20 venues in the Basque Country, encouraging the creation of global citizens who are aware, critical and active about the challenges that humanity is facing. The venues, distributed around Biscay and Araba, include 9 secondary education institutes.
The audience at the festival encompasses people of different social, cultural and economic characteristics, thus bringing the festival into contact with a very wide cross section of society.
Women represent approximately 55% of the total public, therefore the figures are very egalitarian.
In 2016 9,807 people attended the festival (59% women) aged between 16 and 80, from a wide range of backgrounds. Additionally, there were 15,202 people who watched the videos of the Invisible Express competition, organised with the University of the Basque Country, via the YouTube channel.
Prizes and distinctions
The festival awards prizes and special mentions across different categories in order to offer visibility to and encourage audio-visual works with a social character. However, they also propose reflecting on different social issues, visualizing and promoting films directed by women and Basque cinema, and encourage the participation of people in social spaces. That’s why the festival awards a total of 16,500 Euros in prizes, thanks to the support of different public and private entities.
More information about the festival: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/edicion-2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN
Educational activities for social transformation
Educational activities for social transformation in the Basque Country
The KCD NGDO projects, both in the Basque Country and overseas focus on Comumunication and Education for Social Transformation. 37.09% of the funding that KCD NGDO received in 2016 for carrying out its initiatives was allocated to Education for Social Transformation activities in the Basque Country, while 62.91% was assigned to Cooperation for Development Projects.
INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Meeting on Culture, Communication and Development is an annual event that is integrated into the Summer School at the University of the Basque Country, with an academic value of 30 hours and the collaboration of the University Outreach department.
More about the event: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/encuentros
WORKSHOP WOMEN IN CORRESPONDENCEON AUDIOVISUAL TOOLS
“Women in Correspondence” is a touring workshop that is aimed at empowering women through audio-visual tools. It is part of the Culture, Communication and Development School organised by KCD NGDO. It is run by the organisation Entre Cineastas (Among Filmmakers) and the Egyptian producer Klaketa Árabe in collaboration with Drac Magic (Catalonia) and the Coordinator of Film Video and Multimedia Exhibitions and Festivals carried out by women through “TRAMA Network”.
It involves a video workshop where participants will learn the basics of production and editing and, consequently, they will create a short one-minute short film about the subject chosen each year.
More about the workshop: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/videominuto
IKASLEEN KLAKETA AND KLAKETA SOCIAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION USING MOBILE TELEPHONES
Ikasleen Klaketa is a Communication workshop for Development aimed at secondary school students that has been set up in order to empower young people through the use of audio-visual communication methods with a social perspective.
In 2016, 174 students (64.94% women) participated in 10 workshops at 8 schools. Consequently, 31 short films were produced about different social themes, that were made available to the schools themselves.
More about these workshops: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/ikasleenklaketa
CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL
The Culture, Communication and Development School is mainly aimed at people involved in communication tasks in NGOs, associations and social movements in the Basque Country, as well as the general public. The different modules tackle Communication issues for Social Transformation. The school has given different workshops which are listed below.
The aim is to strengthen the capacities of entities in the communication sector using a transformative approach.
Since 2010 it has carried out different training modules and workshops. In 2016 the following workshops took place with the participation of 40 people (31 women):
How to talk in public and in front of the media
Workshop “Women in correspondence” on audiovisual tools
How to create a news story and share it online:
More about the school: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/cursocomunicacion
WOMEN'S ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
The “Among Filmmakers” Women´s Arab Film Caravan is a mobile exhibition of the International Film Festival created by women from Cairo, Egypt. It has travelled to a diverse range of destinations such as the Basque Country, Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Germany and Slovenia among others.
More about the Caravan:
The social cinema teaching guides are an effective way of bringing content with social themes into educational centres. Using this resource, created with teaching advice, teachers have audio-visual tools and references for dealing with and further examining cross-disciplinary topics on the educational curriculum.
Since launching in 2013, 17 guides have been produced, including 3 created in 2016, thus providing the centres with teaching materials that cover a range of themes such as gender, sustainable development, ecology, interculturality, immigration, violence against women and others.
Likewise, every year KCD NGDO updates its Students Catalogue with socially themed audio-visual works aimed at pupils aged 16 and over, reference materials targeted at the teachers in educational centres in the Basque Country. Also, it is a showcase for the promotion of social cinema, as it is available online and can be replicated and printed around the world.
More about teaching materials: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/catalogoestudiantes
Cooperation activities for overseas development
TRANSFORMATIVE COMMUNICATION FOR THE LIFE AND TERRITORY CARE FROM MEXICO TO CENTRAL AMERICA - PHASES I AND II.
These projects represent the continuity of the process supported by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (AVCD) in 2013 and 2015. At the end of 2019, the first phase of the project was completed and the second phase, which began in December, was approved.
This is a development process launched by Ojo de Agua Comunicación Indígena from Oaxaca (Mexico) and KCD NGDO, a process in which both associations have been working on together for almost a decade. It is a counter-hegemonic community communication strategy that focuses its efforts on building a culture of peace and defending the rights of women and indigenous communities. The accumulated experience and good practices are being extended to other Central American countries through collaborating organisations.
Given the climate of violence that Oaxaca is experiencing, including violence against social communicators, the project emphasises the focus on the defence and protection of the security of the subject population and indigenous communicators, given the serious risk they run in exercising their right to freedom of expression. There have been 544 documented attacks on journalists in 2018 in Mexico, with 99% impunity, including 11 murders.
An important part of the intervention is aimed at strengthening community radio stations, as they are instruments of great potential to inform, educate and mobilise the community, from their own ways of doing things, in relation to problems that the hegemonic media do not make visible: impacts of energy mega-projects on the life and territory of indigenous communities, male violence, and violation of invisible groups rights.
With these goals, the project proposes:
- Strengthening the technical and strategic capacities of 9 community radio stations.
- Articulating community media from Oaxaca, Mexico and other Central American countries to build tools for self-care and protection.
- Mainstreaming the gender focus in the management and production of the radio stations, which act innovatively as observatories of violence against women and contribute to the empowerment of women.
Phase I, which ended in December 2019, was supported by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation AVCD, which contributed €597,833.36 of the total €768,926.87. For Phase II, which began at the end of 2019, the AVCD contributed €599,922 of the total of €753,465. This is the fourth project in a process sustained since 2013 with the support of this funder.
ORGANISATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, WOMEN AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BUILDING PEACE IN COLOMBIA - PHASE II
In 2019, 250 social leaders were murdered in Colombia.
The Colectivo de Abogacía José Alvear Restrepo – CCAJAR is a human rights organisation working in Colombia. Its work focuses on the fight against impunity, defence of the territory and peacebuilding with social justice in Colombia. KCD NGDO has supported CCAJAR’s work since 2015.
In the first half of 2019, Phase II of the project on Organisations for Human Rights, Women and Indigenous People building peace in Colombia was developed. This work was set within a context of increasing crimes against leaders who defend human rights, the environment and territory, indigenous mobilisations or the Colombian government’s obstacles to the implementation of the transitional justice system.
Although the evolution of justice, truth and reparation in Colombia is very slow, thanks to the work of CCAJAR, in some cases the project has led to increased access to justice, protection and comprehensive reparation for victims, leaders and defenders of human rights. This has been carried out in constant adaptation to the changing Colombian context through its four fundamental
- Strengthening its capacities for effective participation in the implementation of peace agreements, particularly in the mechanisms of the Integrated System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR) This has been developed through the Mixed Memory Schools in 6 regions, as well as those designed with suitable methodology for indigenous people and
women, which bring the mechanisms of the Truth Commission (CEV), Special Justice for Peace (JEP) and the Missing Persons Search Unit closer to the victims.
- Comprehensive legal aid before national and international bodies courts/instances.
- International policy advocacy for integrated reparation and protection.
- Raising visibility of human rights violations and advances through the media and cultural events.
In this way CCAJAR supports victims organised in the Movement for Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE), defenders of human rights at serious risk and women victims of sexual violence in the context of war. Also to the organisations of the Wiwa, Wayuú, Awá and Kankuamo indigenous communities who have initiated legal proceedings against extractive and energy companies that violate their collective rights. This includes a novel process of accompanying the self-development of a strategy of justice and reparation for women of the Kankuamo indigenous community for the crimes they have suffered.
This project is supported by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (AVCD), which has contributed €546,086.93 out of a total of € 695,823.40, and is the second phase of an ongoing process with the lawyers’ association CCAJAR for the protection of defenders of human rights and reparation for victims.
YOUNG PEOPLE BUILDING FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CULTURE IN OLD HAVANA
The Reference Centre for Young People a+ is part of the project: Integrated and Participatory Social Development of Young People in Old Havana. This centre promotes socialisation and enjoyment in an instructive way. Through work-shops, aimed at crafts, music, visual arts, dance and science, as well as communication and new technologies, adolescents are able to express themselves and interact with heritage, taking into account their needs.
Throughout 2019 the project carried out between the Historian’s Office of the City of Havana (OHCH) and KCD NGDO has given a great boost to the centre for young people. To ensure the audience, OHCH has agreements with schools in Old Havana and carries out information campaigns for the population.
This year, a TV studio was opened with two recording areas and a control area. The recording area contains the following, among other things: lighting system, professional studio video cameras, etc. In this space the young people receive their first lessons on script, production, direction, etc. and the first short films have been made.
On the other hand, RIDIA has consolidated itself as a network of professionals from different disciplines who provide constant advice according to the young people’s needs. The Network will guarantee the adequate treatment of this population’s specific problems, accompanying the training processes by providing them with the completeness they require. The project was scheduled for completion in December 2019. However, the savings generated during its implementation have allowed us to reinvest new resources in the Centre. Thus, the project will end in June 2020.
This project has had a total budget of €677,634.10, of which €541,452.99 was financed by the AVCD.
HAVANA 500: CREATIVE SPACES PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION AND INTEGRAL CULTURE IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF OLD HAVANA
The project aims at contributing to the urban and socio-economic development of Havana’s Historic Quarter and the country, through the creative economy and by strengthening the capacities of cultural agents operating in the City of Havana. In the first year of the project’s implementation, work has continued on the building’s refurbishment and conditioning, and it is practically finished. In fact, the progress has allowed the inauguration of the ground floor, where exhibitions, dance workshops and other cultural activities have been held.
Tenders, purchases and shipment of furniture and equipment for the three floors of the building have also been carried out. In this way, everything is ready for Habana Espacios Creativos to become a factory of artistic creation, offering workshops to young artists in the city.
To achieve this goal, the first selection of scholarship holders has already been made, and they will be part of the creative and training processes.
Moreover, a colonial building has been restored in which the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Research Centre was set up in December 2019; and the fitting out will be completed in 2020.
The project is being implemented thanks to funding from the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation AVCD, which contributes €599,699.52 out of a total budget of €757,121.11.
COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE SUNU XARIT AMINATA CULTURAL CENTRE IN GANDIOL. 2ND AND 3RD PHASE.
In 2019, the Senegalese NGDO Hahatay Son Risas de Gandiol and the Basque NGDOs KCD and Aminata para la Educación y la Cultura managed to complete the second phase of the project, which lasted a year, and started the third phase, which will last for three years.
Phase II has strengthened the Sunu Xarit Cultural Centre and its community radio as spaces that integrate the ethnic and social diversity of Gandiol municipality. For this purpose, a commitment was made to strengthen the capacities of women and young people to produce radio and cultural content, to consolidate the monthly cultural agenda, to promote learning exchanges with Basque initiatives and to create a space for women, which has contributed to their personal and collective empowerment through the joint preparation of a recipe book rescuing traditional recipes made from local ingredients.
Phase III will expand the cultural center with the construction of The House of Women, thus increasing the gender focus of Gandiol’s processes for community communication for social change led by women and young people. To this end, we are committed to building in a participative way and setting up the The House of Women with the focus on local women, strengthening the team’s capacities for cultural and communicative creation, establishing networks/partnerships with benchmark social cultural entities at national and international level, as well as facilitating spaces for expression from and about the women of Gandiol through audio-visual media and community radio.
Both phases of the project have been fully financed by Bilbao City Council, which provided €70,000 for phase II and €210,000 for phase III (3 years).
THE HEALTH OF THE WOMEN OF GANDIOL, OUR COMMON GOOD. 1ST AND 2ND PHASE.
In 2019, the Senegalese NGDO Hahatay Son Risas de Gandiol and KCD NGDO completed phase I of the project, which aimed at improving care at the main health clinic in the Ndiebene Gandiol commune, in terms of sexual and reproductive health, as well as to support decentralised care in 9 rural communities in the municipality, covering 75% of its population for one year.
This involved the provision of basic equipment, gynaecological support and knowledge update of the institution’s staff and the promotion of good practices by forming the organisation of sexual and reproductive community health promoters and contributing to their training. This also involved raising social awareness on the subject by broadcasting information on the community radio of the Sunu Xarit Aminata Cultural Centre managed by the local entity in Gandiol.
The second phase objective is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of the women of Gandiol by refurbishing and improving health facilities (the Ndiebene Gandiol health clinic), strengthening staff and equipment, providing decentralised care in 5 communities of the municipality (61% of its population) and promoting good practices through community media and cultural actions, as well as creating synergies and supporting the grassroots community network of health relief. All this is articulated through the Aminata Cultural Centre and its network of community communicators and laying the foundations for the future The House of Women in Gandiol, supported by Bilbao City Council.
Both phases of the project have been fully financed by Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, which has provided €20,000 for Phase I and €120,000 for Phase II.
COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION TO FORGE A CITIZENSHIP COMMITTED TO THE ENDOGENOUS, EQUAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF GANDIOL
Approved at the end of 2019, this project seeks to improve women and young people’s right to endogenous, equitable and sustainable development through a community communication strategy with an empowering, decolonial, feminist and transformative approach. This will make possible to multiply an incipient community development model and identify the shortcomings and needs of the population for its continuous improvement, based on:
- The construction and start-up of the Community Communication Centre (CCC).
- The strengthening of theoretical and practical capacities of the organisations involved in the different work sectors, which will multiply the desired development approach.
- The implementation of communication campaigns on social issues (human, women’s and environmental rights) in 10 rural villages.
- The development of their own cultural activities (Taaru Gandiol festival) and with strategic allies in the Aminata Cultural Centre (CCA), with a commitment to reinforce a networking model that enriches the model and highlights the transforming capacity of culture
This project is supported by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (AVCD), which has contributed €427,705 out of a total amount of €534,980.
Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, Lebanon and Basque Country
TO STRENGTHEN THE WORK OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS AND COMMUNICATORS FOR EQUALITY, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND INTERCULTURALITY FROM EGYPT TO THE WORLD
Since 2013 KCD NGDO together with Klaketa Árabe, a partner organization in Egypt, maintains its commitment to accompany social communication processes as a way to promote equity and interculturality both in Arab countries and in other parts of the world.
The project implemented throughout 2019 has had different interconnected activities:
In April 2019 the Women’s Film Caravan “Among Filmmakers” was held in Lebanon, 9 feature films and 7 short films were screened in 18 screenings in Beirut and Saida. In this last city, Ein el Helwe was also screened at a Palestinian refugee camp. Training workshops and movie forums were also held with the guest filmmakers.
In Egypt, Klaketa Árabe is developing a process of accompanying new women filmmakers from the Arab world. Thanks to this process, the First Cut Made by Arab Women workshop and the Creative Documentary workshop were held. In the first case, they selected six films made by women from five Arab countries who, through an international consultancy of professional filmmakers,
were advised on how to complete their film projects. In the case of the creative documentary workshop, 12 women received training in documentary filmmaking. As a result, the women produced a short film to be broadcast on social networks.
On another hand, with the idea of intertwining the world in Gandiol (Senegal), the conference “Journalism and Africa. For the construction of a new narrative from both sides” took place to discuss and deliberate about the coverage given in the media about West Africa, as well as to exchange experiences and learnings from professionals in the communication world.
Finally, the Women’s Film Caravan “Among Filmmakers” from Bilbao and Oaxaca (Mexico) were held, coming to the 8th and 7th in each place.
This is a coordination exercise between Klaketa Árabe, Ojo de Agua, an indigenous communication organisation from Oaxaca (Mexico) and KCD NGDO, to configure a travelling caravan of films made by women that brings together different realities from the perspective of diverse women.
The project, which has already been completed, received a grant from the Biscay Provincial Council (DFB) of €119,946.99, representing 76% of the total budget.
Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Basque Country
STRENGTHENING NETWORKS AMONG WOMEN FILMMAKERS AND COMMUNICATORS FOR EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS THROUGH COMMUNICATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. FROM EGYPT TO THE WORLD.
With the continuity of this phase of the project we are going to take a deeper look at a double strategy. On the one hand, the project is consolidated as a regional process, since in addition to Egypt, the work in Lebanon and Tunisia will be strengthened, always hand in hand with film and communication tools. In addition, the training proposal has been strengthened, as a transforming and transversal element to the whole initiative. For this reason, training spaces have been designed with women in Egypt as well as in Lebanon and Tunisia.
This phase began on 1 October 2019 and the 1st Women’s Film Caravan “Among Filmmakers” was held in Tunisia, accompanied by guest directors and training courses with communication students.
The project has a budget of €150,226.63, of which €119,729.58 is contributed by the Biscay Provincial Council.
PROMOTING COMMUNCATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
During 2019, through the consortium between the Salvadoran associations Equipo Maíz and Asociación Comunitaria Unida por el Agua y la Agricultura ACUA and the Basque NGOs Paz y Solidaridad Euskadi and KCD NGDO, two audio-visual production companies have been set up with the idea of contributing to the generation of greater diversity in the media while counteracting the hegemony of the mass media in El Salvador.
In the case of ACUA, the production company Bálsamo TV is generating audio-visual products for distribution on different channels and networks, from which they address different conflicts, such as water, defence of the territory, etc. In addition, a technical team has been set up to train community communicators, who will be responsible for generating information from the territories.
As for Equipo Maíz, they have advanced at a slower pace and ended the year with the production facilities ready for production work. To strengthen this process, an International Communication Meeting was organised in November 2019, in which different Central American organisations participated, and in which the Russian channel RT also participated.
The project has financial support from the Basque Agency for Cooperation and Development AVCD of €599,999.21, out of the €750,234.51 representing the action’s total budget.
WOMEN SURVIVING GENDER VIOLENCE
In 2019, the project led by the Guatemalan NGO Las Poderosas Teatro was completed. This project has contributed to the prevention of gender violence in Guatemala by raising social awareness through the use of theatrical techniques that heal and empower women.
Throughout the project, a group of Guatemalan women from the Association of Urban Transport Widows (AVITRANSP) created a theatrical play that makes their reality and feelings visible, with the expert accompaniment of Las Poderosas Teatro.
The process resulted in the formation of the women’s theatre group “Violetas resilientes” who created and performed the play “Preguntas purpúreas, discursos violetas”. The play was shared at the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala City and will continue to travel to other places to open up more spaces to talk about violence and its special impact on women.
Likewise, the process has been documented in a systematisation video that was shared with the teaching staff and students of IES Ballonti in Portugalete and is available to the general public on the KCD NGDO website.
This project has been supported by Gernika Town Council, which contributed €1,100, and Portugalete Town Council, which contributed €9,000, making a total of €10,100.
IMPROVEMENT OF THE CAPACITY OF GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADOLESCENTS TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO A LIFE FREE FROM VIOLENCE, ESPECIALLY AGAINST WOMEN, IN TWO DEPARTMENTS OF NICARAGUA
Project carried out between Fundación Luciérnaga (NGDO promoting communication as the main axis to motivate social change) and KCD NGDO.
Through audio-visual and other communication materials, the objective is to influence the transformation of paradigms that keep Nicaragua submerged in poverty, violence and social injustice. Nicaragua is experiencing a situation of violence and insecurity that has paralysed many activities. As far as the project is concerned, in the most complicated times, it was decided to continue with the phase for documentation preparation and planning.
This way, once the situation was relatively stable, the project could be restarted. During the first half of the year, the training and replication processes on violence against women and human trafficking in communities of Ometepe and Chinandega were completed. As a result, it has been possible to strengthen youth groups so that they can become valid speakers in establishing
strategies to prevent and combat these problems.
Therefore, the project, which had the support of Getxo City Council, was completed in June and the required closure reports have been submitted.
Continuity of the work of KCD NGOD in 2020
For KCD NGDO the work strategy in the area of Development Cooperation is closely linked to the conception of Education and Communication as tools for Social Change. In this way, the cooperation projects identified and supported by KCD NGDO for the year 2020 will keep these concepts as their focus, incorporating communication as a factor of analysis and change of the different realities faced by the populations of the countries where they are developed.
To achieve this, KCD NGDO will promote processes that contribute to the creation of political subjects, thus contributing to the enforceability of human rights and equality between women and men.