Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Workshops arranged in London and now in Liverpool

This week I am in UK arranging workshops for Desconocida, preparing for the exhibition in London and Liverpool in September. I was able to come thanked to generous support from the Norwegian Embassy in London. Two workshops were held in London on Monday and Tuesday, both well attended and I think they both created important conversations over the topic. Today I arrived in Liverpool and have had one workshop this afternoon at Victoria Gallery and Museum. Tomorrow there will be another one from 2 - 4 PM. Welcome!

As I came home to the hotel I found a message from Marisela Ortiz, founder of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa with a link to an article in El Diario, MX. The article is in Spanish. I have copied a google translation of it here. The important message is that representatives from the mothers of the victims in Ciudad Juarez are meeting representatives from the Government in Mexico City...
Can something happen?

Best Lise
Federal and state officials are meeting right now with mothers of women reported missing and murdered young mothers.The meeting was scheduled after the members of the Committee of Mothers of Young missing marched in Mexico City and emplaced the Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.Given the refusal of Enrique Peña Nieto to meet them during the 'sit' who performed last month, federal officials came to this city to know the status of the records."One of the objectives of this meeting is to restore cooperation mechanisms with the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women, as we know it is at the request of the mothers of the missing young or deceased," said prosecutor Ernesto Jáuregui Refugio Venegas, head of the Special Prosecutor for Attention to Women Victims of Crime by Reason of Gender.This first meeting will talk about the status of the research portfolios of girls reported missing and were later killed, will also address the issue of the possible attraction of records, he added.And although the authorities start in the two levels of government have not confirmed that this is a fact, that is the constant demand for the mothers to the little progress that register their cases."We have defined what are the first actions, not defined whether to deliver or not records of first instance this meeting is to strengthen mechanisms for cooperation," he reiterated.After the change of federal administration officials for the first time there is an inter-agency meeting to address the issue of human trafficking in the border, women's murders and disappearances of women.Among the public servants who went to Ciudad Juarez is Lemon Leah Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Interior.Also the head of the Office for Human Rights of the Attorney General of the Republic, Ricardo Francisco Garcia Cervantes, the Attorney General for Regional Control, Criminal Proceedings and Amparo, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes.Rodrigo also Archundia Barrientos, head of the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (Siedo) of the PGR and Laura Borbolla Moreno, Special Prosecutor on Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression, also of the