On the occasion of the International Day of Indigenous Women, which is celebrated every September 5, schoolchildren from the Kusi Kawsay educational institution made a music video to the rhythm of rap with the label in Quechua #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa (“Girls, not mothers”). Its objective was:
(…) Demand the protection of their rights and that girl victims of rape have access to Emergency Kits and therapeutic abortion without discrimination.
The full video, posted on September 6, can be viewed on the Kusi Kawsay school Twitter account and on YouTube. Young people sing rap in Spanish and Quechua.
– Kusi Kawsay (@KawsayKusi) September 7, 2020
The lyrics, which include “I expose fear”, “underestimate women, part of colonization” and “never quiet”, were written by Elizangela, a 13-year-old teenager:
1/7 Rap lyrics written by Elizangela, 13 years old: Youth campaign by #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa (#GirlsNoMadres in Quechua). This video campaign was created by the young people of the Kusi Kawsay school to demand the protection of rural and indigenous girls. Stay tuned! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/lmE3cgpt4z
– Kusi Kawsay (@KawsayKusi) September 5, 2020
The youth are students at the non-profit educational institution Kusi Kawsay. This school is located in the Písac district, in the Cusco region, just under 3,000 meters above sea level, and is oriented to the education of indigenous minors from nearby communities.
On their website, they mention their philosophy that includes elements of Waldorf pedagogy, which strives to develop students' intellectual, artistic and practical skills in a holistic way:
Kusi Kawsay's educational philosophy is based on the Andean tradition to which he has integrated some elements of Waldorf education. Currently serves an estimated 95 girls and boys from the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Pisac, Cusco. It currently has three levels: initial, primary and secondary.
In the lyrics of the song they mention 700 complaints of girls for rape during the time of confinement for COVID-19. According to information from the National Aurora Program of the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, 6,072 cases of violence against minors up to 17 years of age were attended between March 16 and August 31 (period of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic). 19).
In the same report, it is added that it was registered that 16.2% of minors were victims of sexual violence, of which 92.9% were girls and 7.1% were boys. The Cusco region is the third region at the national level in the index of sexual violence against minors, with 9.7% of the total cases attended.