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“Early Infancy: Art and Education in Human Rights for Coexistence.” A Mexican-Uruguayan Project

Fecha: (3/30/2017 2:35:41 PM)

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Montevideo, Uruguay. Representatives of the Teatro Solís, the Uruguayan Agency of International Cooperation and the IIHR met on February 2, 2017 to plan the presentation of the final results of the “Early Infancy: Art, Human Rights and Coexistence” project, sponsored by the Uruguay-Mexico Fund for Cooperation and held simultaneously in Montevideo and Ciudad Juárez with excellent results. The project has begun the systematization and drafting of the pedagogical recommendations that will build up the artistic dimension and education in human rights in educational initiatives. A “Plan of transference and scaling” will be presented during the final quarter of 2017.    

Last year the project was recognized as a “good educational practice” by the Inter-American Institute of the Child, a specialized organ of the Organization of American States. Its Director General, Victor Giorgi, by Note DG 78/16 informed the IIHR Representative, Soledad García Muñoz, that “The Inter-American Institute of the Child welcomes the results of this first phase of the project that has combined training in the areas of human rights and the performing and visual arts for parents and teachers by applying the knowledge acquired to eradicate violent acts of discrimination and bullying in schools in Uruguay and in Mexico.” He also stated that “We recognize that the results show a change of attitude that the school community has experienced regarding the protection and promotion of the rights of children and, thus, favorably view the project as a good practice to eradicate violence towards children in daily life.”