Presidente Masaryk #178 5-501
Col. Polanco CP. 11570
Ciudad de México
info@lacasamandarina.org
Tel. + 52 (55) 52 50 48 59
2017 by La Casa Mandarina

about us.

La Casa Mandarina AC is an itinerant and independent non-profit organization, based in Mexico City, devoted to ending sexual violence through ARTivism.

Our mission is to give voice and advocate for survivors, a voice, break the silence, heal trauma and create alternatives of social transformation that is intersectional and inclusive.  

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history.

Founded in 2000 by Mora Fernández, La Casa Mandarina AC has worked, nationally and internationally, creating innovative care and prevention projects dedicated to promoting nonviolence and the rights of children, women, indigenous communities and undocumented immigrants in many different places and diverse populations going from the Mixteca and Maya indigenous people and immigrant areas in rural southern Mexico, to urban Sao Paulo in Brazil and the Latinx community of undocumented immigrants in Queens, New York, to Jerusalem, Spain and Denmark.

 

LCM have also worked with many NGO´s, grassroots organizations and feminist networks around the world as well as universities, governments and international agencies such as Amnesty International, United Nations, New York State Department of Health, Afghanistan Women Voices, India Multidisciplinary Research Foundation, Roles for Social Change Palestine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) and the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ). 

Throughout the years, LCM realized that sexual & domestic violence are the first encounter that children have with oppression and trauma.  

In 2010, LCM started the first Sexual & Domestic Violence Advocacy Program in Mexico City in response to an overwhelming need for services and social awareness about trauma and sexual violence.

Our intervention model is holistic, sustainable and replicable, generated from within the community, and it aims at promoting change in those social norms and beliefs perpetuating oppression, sexual and gender violence by using the arts to create a new culture where survivors are supported instead of shamed. 

our principles

  • We believe survivors. 

  • Anti-oppression, intersectional and inclusive. 

  • Feminist.

  • Shared leadership

  • Survivor led. 

  • Trauma informed. 

  • Transparency.

  • Accountability. 

  • Based on empowerment, resilience and hope​.

mission 

Advocate and give voice to victims of sexual and domestic violence through care, awareness and prevention projects that are creative and innovative on an artistic, educational and cultural level. La Casa Mandarina AC is committed to fighting  to reduce violence in our communities and to uphold the rights of women and children by breaking the silence, healing trauma and revolutionizing the system that impact victims of gender violence. 

 

vision  

La Casa Mandarina AC wants to end sexual and domestic violence by disrupting rape culture, changing the way society responds to gender violence, reintegrating victims into their communities and modifying public policies towards a transformative justice.
 

 

goals.

  • Position La Casa Mandarina AC as the expert, pioneer and referent organization on sexual and domestic violence, nationally and internationally, on sexual and domestic violence, especially in the area of child sexual abuse, and for being recognized for its interventions and results. 

 

  • Advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence, families and communities offering comprehensive care services to heal trauma through innovative techniques. Empower survivors to regain control of their lives.

 

  • Use Artivism to create intersectional and inclusive actions to end rape culture.

 

  • Create awareness through creative, innovative, artistic, educational and cultural strategies and projects that make sexual and domestic violence visible. LCM will generate educational tools for prevention and contribute to social transformation with an anti-oppression, feminist and human rights lenses.

 

  • Develop a new paradigm in the way society responds to sexual and domestic violence and generate an educational, social and cultural impact in short- and long-term. Address this social and health problem that has been forgotten by public policies and silenced by society

 

  • Build healing spaces by giving voice to victims and contribute to sexual and domestic violence prevention in future generations. Promote a culture of consent.

  • Legitimize trauma stories without asking evidence from the victims. Build a culture of allies, not bystanders, and a society that supports victims instead of shaming them.

achievements

2014 - 2017

In 2014 we implemented the Sexual & Domestic Violence Advocacy Program in Mexico City

  • We have advocated for more than 93 victims and their families.

  • We built a Network of Sexual and Domestic Violence Therapists and we have supported and given services to more than 450 victims and their families.

  • We have trained more than 2500 people, nationally and internationally, on women and gender issues, domestic and sexual violence, social justice and oppression.

  • We have published two studies of child sexual abuse and trauma published in Serbia, Thailand, United States and India.

projects 2000-2017

From 2000 a 2017, we have designed, managed and implemented the following projects in partnership with grassroots organizations.

Secret Survivors Mexico: using the theater to break the silence is a performance that seeks to create awareness about child sexual abuse.

Secret Survivors MExico

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The Monument Quilt is a community art healing project created for and by survivors of rape and abuse.

THE MONUMENT QUILT

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I have the RIGHT... an international campaign aimed to change the social norms perpetuating sexual violence. 

I HAVE THE RIGHT...

Sex Education and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention pilot project at kinder and elementary schools. 

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Tepoztlán, MExico

Sexual and domestic violence prevention project among undocumented immigrant children and women. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Queens, NYC

A conflict resolution and peace building project with grassroots organizations and local government involved in the Zapatistaindigenous movement.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE BUILDING

Chiapas, MExico

A health and human rights training program for indigenous women and children from immigrant communities. 

health and human rights

Mixteca mountain range, Oaxaca, Mexico

Art-therapy project to heal and prevent sexual violence among shelters of Central American undocumented immigrants.

immigration & sexual violence

us & Mexico border​

A project to provide services to girls and teenagers survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

COMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 

MEXICO CITY

A financial inclusion and empowerment project for women and girls at the favelas.

non-violence & financial inclusion

São Paulo, Brazil

A financial inclusion project for women in rural communities living in extreme poverty.

financial inclusion

mexico