The Fear Remains. Critical journalism in displacement and resistance
“La madre no era gente, ni nada, ni cosa alguna. Ella era Aluna.
Ella era espíritu de lo que iba a venir y ella era pensamiento y memoria”.
Aluna Acompañamiento Psicosocial is a Mexican civil society organization created in 2013 by a group of mental health and human rights professionals; it draws from its founder and director’s nearly 30 years of experience in psychosocial work in contexts of violence.
The psychosocial perspective developed by Aluna attempts to address the impacts among individuals and collectives who have been subjected to sociopolitical violence, strengthen their resistance strategies and understand the causes which give rise to sociopolitical violence.
Working on mental health from a human rights perspective, it has the goal of helping HRDs and other political actors (victims’ organisations, indigenous and campesino communities) fortify their capacities for security and psychological well-being, their institutions, and their political projects in order to continue their efforts and contribute to positive social transformation and the search for a dignified life.
To the Kogui, an indigenous ethnic group that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, "Aluna" is their creator figure, who they believe is the force behind nature. Aluna's logo is a "mola", a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people from Panamá and Colombia.
More infos on Aluna here.