The World Health Organization has published numerous studies on the links between art, health and well-being, highlighting the enormous capacity that art has to improve physical and mental health. Unfortunately in the current context, we have allowed the economic landscape to overshadow all significant development processes, including those that have the power to strengthen human existence; processes such as creativity, promotion of dignity or identification, and these operations that work on subjectivity and are capable of animating, —that is, “endowing or rather nurturing the soul or soul” of people— processes that transform us from recognizing ourselves and that generally encourages us to participate and feel part of society. These subjective and complex agents are transmitted by art in a natural and effective way.
Unfortunately, art and culture are not in the first line of support from governments, in addition to the fact that the impact of the pandemic in the artistic and cultural sphere has been severe and catastrophic, not only due to the dramatic reduction in their budget, but due to the remoteness of the living component, this has caused one of the most worrying impacts after the pandemic to be reflected in the sensitive dimension of people.
More than a year after the start of the SARCOV-2 pandemic crisis that generates the COVID.19 disease, we continue to face challenges that put our physical, mental and emotional health at risk. Among the most worrying effects that the pandemic crisis has caused in Mexico in particular, is the dramatic increase in violence against girls, boys, young people and women within homes during confinement, in addition to severe cases of depression that are not attended to for not having resources or opportunities to nurture this subjective world that we have previously described.
Violence against women and minors within homes increased by 120% since the declaration of emergency and confinement to avoid infections with the new strain of the coronavirus (Covid-19); 9 out of 10 people who are violated at home are women, and 1 in 4 witnesses other women being violated. 66% is for physical violence and 22% for psycho-emotional violence. The data was provided to the Ministry of the Interior by the Citizen Council for Security and Justice of Mexico City.
Economic and financial difficulties have forced many young people – from a middle to lower social class – to drop out of school to join the family workforce and contribute an income to it. Children and young people have been left without the important space for the development of their potentialities, not only intellectual, social, political, cultural; They have run out of opportunities to achieve their professional development – so linked to the economic factor – in the short, medium and long term, they seem to vanish in this crisis.
There are still no published studies on the effects of the pandemic in the Municipality of Huitzilac, which corresponds to the Tres Marías area, but it is possible to observe first-hand how deficiencies have worsened in all aspects of the citizen’s life. To offer official statistical data, this project follows three main sources: The Municipal Diagnosis of Huitzilac of 2015 produced by CONEVAL (National Council for Social Development Policy), the Municipal Development Plan of Huitzilac 2013-2015, generated by the current administration of this period and the Municipal Development Plan 2019-2021 of the municipality of Huitzilac, Morelos prepared by the Legal Counsel of the Executive Power of the State of Morelos..
Dra. Ana María Torres, investigadora de la IBERO,https://ibero.mx/prensa/arte-y-covid-19-la-reconstruccion-de-la-industria-cultural
Diagnóstico Municipal de Huitzilac 2015. https://www.coneval.org.mx/sitios/RIEF/Documents/morelos-diagnosticomunicipalhuitzilac-2015.pdf
Plan municipal de desarrollo de Huitzilac 2013-2015 https://www.hacienda.morelos.gob.mx/images/docu_planeacion/planea_estrategica/planes_municipales/Huitzilac.pdf
Plan Municipal de Desarrollo 2019-2021 del municipio de Huitzilac, Morelos de la Consejería Jurídica del Poder Ejecutivo del Estado de Morelos