Second OSC Event to prevent violence.
For the second consecutive year the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Alliance with Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, held the Second OSC Event Meeting to Transform Violence.
For the second consecutive year the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) allied with Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, developed a Second OSC encounter to Transform Violence, held in the Marriot Reforma Hotel on February 27 and 28.
This encounter took place within the framework of the USAID Civil Society framework, and its objective is to contribute to improve constitutional capacity and the sustainability of results of Civil Society Organizations (OSC) in México.
Its purpose as in the first encounter held in 2019, was to build a learning community for the 6 OSC’s sub- subsidized by Fundación Dibujando un Mañana through the Fund obtained from the alliance with USAID.
Claudia Galendorse, President of Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, was in charge of the inauguration of the Second Encounter, highlighting the importance of the work under the Human Rights Approach to reduce violence in our country. “The violence figures in México, where every day 3 younger than 18 years old persons are murdered and, also, 4 of this population group increase the number of disappeared persons, shout at us at the top of their lungs, that we have failed as a society. It is necessary to reconsider and make pressure to change the trend. This is unworthy and we cannot continue tolerating it. We have to offer girls and boys more security so that they may grow better and have more equitable and fair opportunities”, she said.
Leonardo Escobar, USAID’s Chief of Party for the Civil Society Program, stated: “From the Civil Society Program, we have worked very closely with Fundación Dibujando un Mañana to consolidate learning communities, a significant and substantial participation space where organizations become collaborators”.
The closing words of the inauguration were presented by Katty Beltrán, Director General of Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, who said the following “we are fully convinced that professionalization is the path that allows us to more efficiently meet the challenges we may face as an organization.”
This event provided the opportunity to share experiences working hand in hand with experts such as the Red por los Derechos de la Infancia (REDIM) (Network for Children’s Rights), that taught a seminar on Human Rights and the organization Appleseed who had a data protection training, prevention of money laundering and tax reforms amongst other issues session; core issues in the operation of Civil Society Organizations in México.
USAID, United States Agency International Development and Fundación Dibujando un Mañana, endorse their commitment with Civil Society Organizations, because since they have more tools, and they will be able to more efficiently do their work, thus will continue their efforts to reduce violence in their communities. Hence this reinforcement more efficiently contributes to reduce vulnerability in México.