The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida (Women Weavers of Life)

Where
Colombie
When
2017
Who
Ministry of Culture
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida (Women Weavers of Life) project is a training initiative for groups of artisan women in vulnerable conditions that provides practical knowledge in cultural entrepreneurship, gender issues, weaving techniques and product design for the improvement of their crafts, promoting the development of productive alternatives and competitiveness for the commercialization of handcrafted products.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Local, National
Nature de la mesure:
institutional
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida project is mainly carried out in vulnerable areas, where the population been a victim of violence and forced displacement. The groups of women are gathered around the particular interests of the affected population, aided by the data collected by the Victims Unit. A process of psychosocial accompaniment and training in gender issues, product design, entrepreneurship, associativity and marketing is then carried out. The groups that participate in the project improve their handcrafted products and in turn develop new prototypes that meet the needs found in the market.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

• Improvement in the quality of the handicrafts produced by women.

• Empowerment and strengthening of the endogenous capacities of the intervened groups.

• Formalization of the groups as productive units.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

2012: $16.683 USD

2013: $46.514 USD

2014: $64.978 USD

2015: $73.549 USD

Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Design
Cultural Value Chain
Production
Distribution