On November 13, in Hidalgo’s state capital of Pachuca, four Network leaders attended their first state policy-planning conference as presidents of their newly legal Municipal-based indigenous women Organizations.
The conference, organized by Pachuca-based SEIINAC, focused on generating a refined set of state-policy recommendations on the protection of the rights of children in Hidalgo.
There, and among 50+ civil society leaders, the Boards’ presidents learned about Hidalgo’s 2014 General Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents while sharing their perspectives on the needs of, and problems faced by, the Region’s children.
Invited to offer its unique perspective on the issue, PSYDEH called for more bottom-up development focused links between civil society and local leaders and their communities. Other NGOs invited to offer proposals for the platform included CONSEPP and Fuerza y Corazón de la Mujer. SEIINAC officials are synthesizing all suggestions into an actionable platform on which further work is based leading up to Summer 2016 local elections.