DERECHOS HUMANOS HONDURAS


VOLUNTARIOS HONDURAS



jueves, 28 de junio de 2007

¿QUIÉN ES ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO?

UNA MUJER DE PAZ EN EL TRABAJO
"1000 LA MUJER DE PAZ"
A TRAVÉS DEl GLOBO

Honduras es un país roto por la desigualdad crónica que ha excluido a la gente joven del centro de oportunidades económica y cultural, forzándole entonces a sobrevivir en los márgenes de sociedad, con la violencia y la inescrutabilidad de las pandillas.

Con la fundación, en 1989, de XIBALBA, ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO creó un espacio y una oportunidad dónde las y los jóvenes, personas que tiene la probabilidad de cambiar sus vidas y canalizar sus energías artísticas en diferente proyectos socialmente beneficiosos. Con estas actividades pueden descubrir identidades nuevas, basadas, en la admiración y el respeto de la comunidad.


Durante su infancia en Comayagüela, en la periferia de Tegucigalpa Itsmania Pineda Platero formo parte de la expansión de las organizaciones jóvenes que son reconocidas por toda América Central por el nombre de maras. Esas hermandades fueron originadas en el Estado Unido como una reacción por la violencia relatada por los factores interétnicos y económicos que crearon estos en conflicto dentro de la comunidad migratoria.

Con la deportación de sus líderes y sus miembros, las pandillas se reproducen en sus territorios natales.

En 1989, junto con un grupo de artistas y activistas comunales, inhaló la "idea Maya del ser", como la de un laberinto del espíritu humano, es así como Itsmania fundó Xibalbá Arte y Cultura. La juventud de Honduras, despreciada y excluida por su forma de vestir y sus símbolos de pandillas, encontraron, en Xibalbá, un lugar para desarrollar su potencial creativo y cooperativo, participando, capaces para expresarse, mostrando sus sensibilidades, y respondiendo desde su interior para derretir la máscara de prejuicio público ellos dieron a la gente joven de Xibalbá un prestigio que viaja mucho más allá de lo nacional que al hondureño rodea.

En su libro "por qué se unió a las pandillas" Itsmania-Oficialmente nombrada por los Tribunales Hondureños como la única asesora experta, en la interpretación de tatuajes – y mas acercada a la dinámica de los jóvenes pandillas desde una vista panorámica, lo que ella gano debido a su experiencia privilegiada. El libro es como los estímulos inmediatos para los mecanismos internacionales de solidaridad y es considerado de valor inestimable para el campo de la sociología. "Si la gente joven se une en esta organizaciones, para dar una respuesta violenta a situaciones, también pueden juntos actuar en el orden del bien y responder con su arte ".

Desde el fin de 1980s, la gente joven, deportada por los Estados Unidos, encontró en sus países natales la misma situación de exclusión económica y persecución de policía tan encontradas en los EEUU. En defensa propia, reprodujeron las pandillas que se forjaron como una manera de supervivencia.

1000 MUJERES DE PAZ DEL MUNDO
DERECHOS RESERVADOS.


martes, 26 de junio de 2007

¿WHO IS ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO?


¿WHO IS ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO?
ONE WOMAN OF PEACE ON THE WORK
"1000 PEACE WOMAN"
ACROSS THE GLOBE

Honduras is a country broken by the chronic inequality that has excluded young people from the center of economic and cultural opportunity, forcing then to survive en the margins of society, with the violence and inscrutability of the gangs.

With the foundation, en 1989, of XIBALBA, ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO created a space and an opportunity where young people have the chance to change their lives and channel their artistic energies into different socially beneficial projects. With these activities they are able to discover new identities, based, on admiration and respect from the community.

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During her childhood in Comayagüela, on the periphery of Tegucigalpa Itsmania Pineda was part of the expansion of the young organization that are recognized all over Central America by the name of maras. Those brotherhoods were originated in the United State as a reaction to the violence related to inter- ethnic and economic factors that created conflicts inside the migrant community.
With the deportation of their leaders and members, the gangs where reproduced in their native territories.

In 1989, along with a group of artists and community activists, inspired on the Mayan idea of the labyrinth-like essence of the human spirit, Itsmania founded the Xibalbá Art and Culture. Honduras young , despised and exclude because of their way of dressing and their gangs symbols, found, in Xibalbá, a place to develop their creative and cooperative potential, participating, able to express themselves, showing their sensibilities, and responding in to melt the mask of public prejudice an gave the young people from Xibalbá a prestige that travels far beyond the Honduran national borders.

In her book "Why I joined the gangs" Itsmania-officially named by the Honduran Courts as the only expert and adviser in the interpretation of tattoos – approached the dynamics of the young gangs from a panoramic vision, which she gained due to her privileged experience. The book acted as immediate stimuli for the international mechanisms of solidarity and is considered of inestimable value to the field of social science. "If the young can foundation together to give a violent response to situations, they can act together in the order to respond with their art".

Since the end of 1980s, young people, deported by the United Stated, found in their native countries the same situation of economic exclusion and police persecution that encountered in the USA. In self-defense, they reproduced the gangs that they formed as a means of survival.

1000 MUJERES DE PAZ DEL MUNDO
DERECHOS RESERVADOS.
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miércoles, 6 de junio de 2007

SOLICITUD DE AYUDA URGENTE

Durante 19 años la Organización XIBALBA ARTE Y CULTURA ha sido integrada por personas entregadas al servicio de la Humanidad, con un completo voluntariado, sin esperar remuneración, mas que ver el éxito de nuestras acciones plasmadas en la Incidencia a través de la denuncia de actos Violatorios a los Derechos Humanos, La prevención de la criminalidad del uso y abuso de drogas.

Actualmente XIBALBA ha incursionado en el campo de la PREVENCION TRATANDO A LOS PRIVADOS DE LIBERTAD, visitando los Diferentes Centros Penales y apoyando a la población, que urge de ayuda, respeto y facilidad para incorporarse a la sociedad a través de la CERTIFICACION DE SU REHABILITACION.

En esta acción le ha tocado a ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO participar como perito ante los Juzgados Correspondientes y en algunos casos testigo de personas que han cambiado su vida o por errores en los procesos investigativos han sido puestos en la cárcel.

Xibalba ha tenido que denunciar actos de corrupción de "algunos" miembros de la policía o de agentes de Investigación Criminal, que abusando de su uniforme han puesto en peligro la vida de Itsmania Pineda Platero, Maria Isabel Barahona Morales, Jon Horne Carter y otros miembros de la organización.

Por esa razón ITSMANIA PINEDA PLATERO en representación del voluntariado, ha puesto una denuncia agotando las instancias Nacionales, SOLICITANDO MEDIDAS CAUTELARES, para ella, su familia y demás voluntarios. Acción que hasta el momento le ha sido denegada por los Organismos de Derechos Humanos de Honduras.

La persecución, amenazas, anónimos, hostigamiento, han obligado a Itsmania a vivir en casa de amigos con el fin de proteger su vida. Por lo que recurrimos a solicitar cartas de solidaridad teniendo la respuesta de algunas Instituciones Internacionales, que Instan al Gobierno a Brindar la protección que ITSMANIA requiere y a solicitar a los Organismos de Derechos Humanos el Cumplimiento de su labor como es salvaguardar la vida y seguridad de las personas. Nuestra labor ha sido valorada por los privados de libertad quienes en acción solidaria han enviado sus cartas.

Por lo que agradecemos el cariño de los privados de libertad y de la policía penitenciaria de los cuales gozamos de su respeto.

Si usted desea apoyarnos, por favor envíe sus cartas de solidaridad a nuestro correo itsmaniap@gmail.com

XIBALBA, UNA ESTRATEGIA METODOLOGICA BASADA EN LA VOLUNTAD


Submitted by Peter Claesson, UNDP peter.claesson@undp.org

Xibalba.
“The program recovered a lot of youth here. There was disorder and so many negative things that affected the kids. The police used to come a lot because of all the gangs. But they harassed everybody. Now there is no violence and no drugs. There are more kids playing, more groups that go to the church to hear talks. Before it was aggressive. It was dangerous in the evening in the streets. But it’s not now.” - Sonia Mendoza Lopez, resident of Colonia Primero de Deciembre

Volunteerism.
Sonia Mendoza first began as a volunteer with Xibalba when a few of the organizations leaders came to her neighborhood to begin a campaign. She operates a small pulperia in the heart of the barrio but since becoming a volunteer she spares time to work with sick children, survivors of gang violence and visit minors in jail. “One of Xibalba’s main strengths is that the majority of its volunteers come from the communities and the streets. Their motivation is intrinsic. They volunteer so that they will promote better lives for their children, their neighbors and themselves,” explains a member of the organization’s board of directors, Itsmania Pineda. Sonia is one of over 6,000 members that make Xibalba’s network of volunteers that has spread to hundreds of Tegucigalpa’s poorest neighborhoods. A core group of volunteers recruits these community volunteers who then work to better the neighborhood they live in. Adult leaders reach out to the area’s youth in campaigns of gang and drug prevention. They help youth become accepted in their own homes and save others from entering gangs. In addition to encouraging youth Xibalba’s brand of volunteerism empowers adult community members. “Volunteering gives a sense of self worth,” says Pineda. She tells a story of one volunteer who changed his own life. “There was a man who was an alcoholic. He treated his family badly, didn’t get along with his neighbors and community members. He started as a volunteer and so had to be a good example. Even the gang members in the community held him accountable. He quit drinking and mistreating his family. If he went back on it then someone held him accountable.” “It’s a simple concept that people just get – ‘If I teach them to do better I learn to do better.’ - People want to become more humane and fill in the emptiness; they won’t turn back once they start to fill it in with positive things. The system encourages people act in simple but positive ways that they did not do before being recruited as volunteers. “We suggest methods of building the community from within and people respond well,” she reports. Xibalba provides individuals with an increased sense of value and responsibility. The title of ‘volunteer’ alone encourages people to act as leaders. Xibalba’s message that community members can stimulate reform is reinforced by social proof. The coordination of raising many volunteers in a given area at once also creates a support network of common interest in the community. “Our biggest key to success if the humility of our volunteers,” proclaims Pineda. “They know the problems where they live. They know the people there. Their humility makes them effective. Becoming a member of Xibalba tightens them to their community, empowers them.” But the organization benefits from other types of volunteers as well. People from all sectors of society strengthen its work. For example, members of the press often give free advertising space and promotion to Xibalba. “We get so many volunteers by the transparency and credibility of the organization. Plus people trust us because no one here earns any money from our work, even the principal organizers. No one feels like anyone but themselves and their community is profiting from their efforts. The secret is in the volunteerism.”

Cultural Interaction: Art as an Attraction and Medium.
Other core volunteers help craft the medium and message of Xibalba. The organization uses art to reach out to youths and then encourages them to express themselves in ways that build the community. Volunteer Juan Murillo Rodriguez explains how Xibalba uses art to both raise interest and displace dangerous diversions. “It’s easy to organize. If you go into a community and ask ‘who wants to be involved in theatre, in art or music’ everyone wants to. But they normally don’t have the chance. So they are inclined to do nothing or digress toward gangs, violence.” Art gives the youth an outlet and also contributes to a positive message. “Better rapping, painting and acting then robbing using drugs and fighting,” adds Pineda. Music and visual art are an ever-present part of all societies. Xibalba uses the media to convey messages that build the individual in place of the negative ones that inundate popular culture. The art conveys a positive message but often acknowledges present reality. “If a child is a victim of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, how can they sing of love. They don’t know it,” says Pineda. But the kids raise awareness of the problems by articulating them. It opens dialogue and intervenes in cycles of violence and abuse.” With support from the older volunteers local youth write and act in plays, write songs that they later perform and paint. Xibalba provides materials for youth to paint artistic murals over gang graffiti. Plays performed on the streets draw a crowd and educate the audience about topics relevant to combating social problems. Rappers gravitate towards other accomplished musician volunteers and write lyrics that convey the messages of peace and substance free lives.

Methodology.
At the top of the organization a consejo de accessores resides over a 12-member board of directors. The board of directors is made up of committed adults who have spent countless hours beginning new programs in dangerous neighborhoods. The board includes a variety of concerned leaders including ex-gang members and prominent business people. When beginning a new campaign, board members along with core volunteers enter at risk areas and raise local volunteers who work within their own communities. After the board decides to begin a new campaign a small group of volunteers makes preliminary visits to the targeted neighborhood to raise awareness of the organization, build relationships with community members and begin work on a diagnostic. The most recent program was begun in Nueva Suyapa. Three volunteers, including a board member, walk the streets to raise consciousness amongst their inhabitants and gain an understanding of the community’s problems. Core volunteers conduct interviews and surveys and map the area. They target leaders such as local priests, school principals and social workers but also talk with the leaders of the gangs. “They have grown up in the streets with us,” explains Pineda of the gang leaders. “We know them. They trust us. We never have problems with them.” This confidence gives Xibalba the advantages of access and increased social relations. The board of directors uses the preliminary information to design a strategy for the neighborhood. Meanwhile information spreads throughout the barrio and core volunteers begin to teach community volunteers to take positions of leadership. Volunteers recruit young people in Xibalba. Interested youths fill out informational sheets and are later given a membership card. The cards create a social identity that centers on art but articulates social change. After permeating the community and developing local artists an exhibition is held in the neighborhood. The exhibition is a concert and art show where street kids also perform street theatre. The event helps educate the rest of the community of the new presence of Xibalba. Kids, adults and gang members alike gather to investigate the spectacle. The personal interaction builds solidarity in places that rarely have mixed crowds. They also draw out new youth who become interested in Xibalba. Besides the art itself, the organization brings speakers to the communities to give talks in schools and other community centers. Ex-gang members share personal testimonies, educators give lessons on sexuality and speakers talk of the dangers of drugs. When possible Xibalba establishes workshops that serve both as classes for acquiring a trade and sources of income for community projects. Three sewing workshops grace a well-established campaign in colonia Primero de Deciembre. The board of directors hopes to open a computer workshop in the new program in Nueva Suyapa. “We already have instructors who volunteer,” tells Pineda. “But we don’t have computers yet. If we get the funds, great we will take advantage of them. But if not then it won’t detain us.” She goes on to reveal a secret of the programs sustainability, “We don’t give. We teach. We want to prove to the government that change can be made by motivating people in the streets not by spending millions of dollars.”

lunes, 4 de junio de 2007

LOS 666 Y SSS EN HONDURAS

AMIGOS Y AMIGAS.

CRECIENDO EN GRACIA SEGUN DICEN ES UNA ESTRATEGIA REGINAL PARA MARCAR A LAS PERSONAS Y LUEGO ELIMINARLAS, ES EL RESULTADO DE LA IMPOTENCIA DE LA POLICIA, DE NO PODER DETECTAR LOS MARAS Y PANDILLAS QUE YA NO SE TATUAN, EL PROBLEMA ES QUE LA PRENSA DESVIO TODO EL CONTEXTO FUNDAMENTAL DEL TEMA, A BENEFICIO DE LA INEPTITUD DE OTROS QUE HAN VISTO LA OPORTUNIDAD DE JUSTIFICAR SUS OMISIONES FRENTE AL ABANDONO MORAL Y ESPIRITUAL.

LAS IGLESIAS SON LAS LLAMADAS A ENARBOLAR LA BANDERA DEL RESCATE DE LA FAMILIA, BASADA EN VALORES, PERO RECORDEMOS QUE LOS VALORES SE FUNDAMENTAN EN LAS VIRTUDES DIVINAS QUE SE PLASMAN EN LA BIBLIA.

CRECIECIENDO EN GRACIA TIENE MAS DE 8 AÑOS EN HONDURAS, DESFILARON CON EL BENEPLACITO DE LAS AUTORIDADES, TATUARON GENTE PUBLICAMENTE Y NADIE LES APLICO EL ARTICULO 332, NI LA LEY DE CONVIVENCIA CIUDADANA, QUE LOS HACE PARTE DE UNA ORGANIZACION ADEMAS DE ILICITA, TAMBIEN INCITANTE A ACCIONES VIOLENTAS , LO QUE SEGUN NUESTRAS LEYES VIGENTES SE LLAMA SEDICION Y ES PENALIZADO...

TENEMOS QUE PREGUNTARNOS ¿PORQUE LAS IGLESIAS NO DICEN NADA SOBRE LA VIOLACION A LOS DERECHOS DE LOS NIÑOS Y NIÑAS DE HONDURAS, EL PAPEL DE LA FISCALIA DE LA NIÑEZ ?

QUE PASA CON LOS DERECHOS DE LOS NIÑOS, QUE HAN SIDO MARCADOS COMO MERCANCIA DE SUPERMERCADO, QUE SERA DE ELLOS DENTRO DE ALGUNOS DIAS Y DE LOS JOVENES QUE HAN PUBLICADO INGENUAMENTE SUS ROSTROS EN LOS PERIODIOCOS...

QUE PASARA CON EL ESTIGMA DE ELLOS MAÑANA. SERIA INTERESANTE SABER SI PODRAN TRABAJAR, SI PODRAN ESTUDIAR O SI CIRCULARAN EN LA CALLE COMO NO LO HACEN OTROS QUE PORTAN TATUAJES Y SUMAN LISTAS EN LOS PRESIDIOS, Y LO MAS INTERESANTE SERIA SABER QUE PASO CON EL PROGRAMA NACIONAL DE PREVENCION DEL GOBIERNO, QUE NO ACTUA FRENTE A ESTA VIOLACION CONTRA LOS NIÑOS Y JOVENES DE HONDURAS.

¿QUIEN SERA EL RESPONSABLE?

NO HA DICHO NADA DE LOS NIÑOS UTILIZADOS Y MARCADOS CON EL 666 Y LA SSS, COMO SI FUERA POCO SABEN QUE TIENE CANALES EN TELEVISION EN VARIOS IDIOMAS
LO QUE SIGNIFICA QUE
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COMO DIRIAN MIS ABUELOS.. DESPUES DEL SUSTO ¡¡JESUS, MARIA¡¡

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