Network of Women-led NGOs Takes Shape

Since mid-October, the rights-based indigenous women citizen Network of the Regional Organization (or Board) and Regional Cooperative has welcomed four new women-led local organizations:

  • Consejo Regional de Mujeres Indígenas (Otomí-Tepehua Regional Board)
  • Consejo de Mujeres Indígenas Nuevo Amanecer Ra ‘Da ‘Yo Neki” (Huehuetla)
  • “Consejo de Mujeres de San Bartolo Mujeres Con Futuro” (San Bartolo Tutotepec)
  • “Consejo de Mujeres Indígenas de Acaxochitlán Yolki Ino Yolo” (Acaxochitlán)
  • “Consejo de Mujeres Indígenas de Tenango de Doria Flor del Bosque.” (Tenango de Doria)

Each Board consists of five women leaders serving as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Primary and Secondary Spokeswoman.

During the week of November 16-20, these leaders, with PSYDEH’s support, produce constitution-signing ceremonies before local government and indigenous women citizens in their respective municipalities.

Signing Ceremony, Municipality Board, Acaxochitlán

Indigenous Women Municipal Board Leaders Engage Local Government at their signing ceremony (Acaxochitlán, Hgo, Nov 17, 2015)

Signing Ceremony, Municipal Board, Tenango de Doria

Indigenous women prepare to engage local government at their signing ceremony (Tenango de Doria, Hgo, Nov. 18, 2015)

At the forthcoming 2nd Annual Public Forum of Indigenous Women Leaders on November 30, 2015, in Acaxochitlán, Hidalgo, the Boards and the Regional Cooperative will be formally announced to international and national women leaders, Mexican federal agency representatives, state and local government officials and 120+ indigenous women leaders.

PSYDEH and friends are working hard to find international and Mexican private funding to strengthen and support the Umbrella Network’s critically important work in early 2016.

See below portraits of some of the Municipal Boards’ officers.

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