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Since 1994, Educa A.C., as a civil organization, accompanies social movements, advises social organizations and indigenous communities in the defense of their social and civil rights, promotes civil and political education, advocates for the integral protection of human rights, and initiates projects of sustainable, rural development in the state of Oaxaca. As part of our strategy to promote civil and political education, we translate some of our publications into English and founded the Twitter account “Human Rights Oaxaca Mexico” to address an international audience. In the globalized world, we live in, today’s problems need to be viewed from different perspectives in order, to be solved. Therefore our work in English intends to give Oaxaca’s civil society a voice, create awareness and promote public dialogue. We cover topics such as social movements, gender and migration violence, territorial and environmental conflicts, indigenous resistance against transnational megaprojects, as well as other current issues Oaxaca’s civil society finds itself confronted with.

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Oaxaca: Renovation Works on Trans-Isthmus Train in Tehuantepec Still Suspended

On July 5th, it was decided at a meeting in San Juan Guichicovi in ​​which more than 300 ejidatarios and Jose Sanchez, director of the Tehuantepec Railroad (FIT) participated,  that the remodeling works for the rehabilitation and modernization of the section of the Trans-Isthmus train in the Tehuantepec would continue to be suspended until there are consultations and attention to the demands…
EDUCA Comunicación
7 julio, 2020
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Women, Community, and Territory: Indigenous women mark March 8 in Oaxaca

Women across Oaxaca united on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.  In the community of San Cristóbal Amoltepec, indigenous women from rural Zapotec and Mixtec communities in the Central Valley, the Mixteca, and Coast of Oaxaca came together to create a dialogue among women who live in territories threatened by extractive projects.  The event began and ended with a…
EDUCA Comunicación
11 marzo, 2020
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Indigenous communities win legal battles against mining in Oaxaca

Mining interests in Oaxaca are finding that Indigenous communities are not giving up their land without a fight. On February 2, local authorities from Capulálpam de Méndez, in the Sierra Juarez region of Oaxaca held a press conference to celebrate the cancelation of mining concessions in their territory.  The decision was part of a drawn out legal battle that started…
EDUCA Comunicación
12 febrero, 2020
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New microsite: Communities of Oaxaca reject mining projects by celebrating life

EDUCA is proud to present a brand new microsite about creativity and resistance to the threat of mining in Oaxaca. It includes video, radio, infographics and original reporting in Spanish and English. This year, Indigenous Zapotec communities recuperated the popular, collective spirit of the Guelaguetza and organized their own “Guelaguetza against Mining” to celebrate 10 years of resistance to extractive…
EDUCA Comunicación
16 diciembre, 2019
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On the Day of Indigenous Resistance, communities of Oaxaca demand respect for their autonomy

On October 12, the Day of Indigenous, Black and Popular Resistance, dozens of native peoples and communities gathered in Oaxaca City to commemorate 527 years defending their territories, cultures, languages and ways of life. This year’s event was organized in response to a call from Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress to honor the memory of Samir Flores Soberanes, an Indigenous activist…
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24 octubre, 2019
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Communal maize from Oaxaca for the world

The following is a translation of the statement read at the closing ceremony of the conference, "Communal Maize from Oaxaca for the World," held September 27 – 28, 2019 in Oaxaca City in commemoration of National Maize Day. "... Quetzalcoatl put maize on the lips of the first men, Oxomoco and Cipactónatl, an ancient pair of human beings, corn growers,…
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30 septiembre, 2019
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EDUCA celebrates 25 years cultivating social change in Oaxaca

1994 was the year of the uprising. That year we rose up. With the Zapatista rebellion we saw not only the awakening of consciousness of millions of people but also a hope for change in Mexico. For a group of young people who had been doing social work in ecclesial spaces, this uprising also meant organizing and taking alternatives. Political…
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29 agosto, 2019