Aluna Psychosocial Accompaniment is a Mexican NGO established in 2013 which arose from a context of deteriorating political violence following the implementation of the so-called “war on drug-trafficking” beginning in 2006.
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.
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