Rights and Environment Policy Recommendations to Candidates for Federal, State and Local Office

Indigenous Women Organization members and PSYDEH participate in a statewide collective promoting ideas to candidates seeking federal office in 2015 elections and candidates who plan to run for state and local office in 2016.

Recommendations include:

(1) Strengthen state mechanisms that protect human rights defenders and journalists,

(2) Guarantee sufficient budgets for the mechanisms and organs created by Hidalgo’s General Law on the Rights of Children and Youth

(3) Codify in state environmental regulations the principle of “Pro Homine” such that all conflicts over water access and other resource extraction projects in communal lands are resolved per the best interest of human beings and consistent with ILO Convention 169