2020 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Mexico < America
Tonalá 7 Barrio El Cerrillo
"Community development and intangible cultural heritage protection through weaving techniques of the Chiapas region"
Impacto, which is a civic association, was founded in 2012 in Chiapas, Mexico. This organization's activities,
which were established to reduce poverty and inequality in Mexico, are helping residents to increase their income
through cultural activities and to strengthen their economic foundation.
Impacto is fostering professional weaving technicians by planning vocational training programs for women along
with artisans with weaving skills. Crafts made by them are popular in the local market, and intangible cultural
heritage has become not an end in itself, but a means to promote sustainable development, gender equality,
copyright protection, and the welfare of local residents.
Educational activities :
Education for local residents related to human rights and business.
Promotion of ICH :
Presentation of Recommendations for Aboriginal Rights, Holding traditional friday campaigns.
Round table on rights of intangible cultural heritage with national institutions.