Indigenous Women Celebrate 2015 Progress and Prepare for 2016

On November 30, 2015, 225+ indigenous citizens and friends from Mexico City, Russia and the United States converged in the local government building of Acaxochitlán, Hidalgo for the 2nd Annual Regional Forum of Indigenous Women Leaders of the Otomí-Tepehua Region.

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There, and with support from the Mexican federal Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INMUJERES) among others, PSYDEH facilitated a day of work and celebration where the women:

  • publicly charged each president of the four new local organizations to pursue projects, propose development solutions and coordinate with the movement in 2016.
  • publicly charged the leaders of the new regional cooperative of women artisans to supply global demand for organic and artisanal goods;
  • listened to a Russian-born international women leader consultant on how women are the backbone of societal progress worldwide;
  • listened to local government leaders on the importance of rights-based women movement building;
  • shared a new collection of interviews with various regional board leaders in Spanish, Otomí and Nahuatl on regional development needs and why PSYDEH;
  • celebrated cultural traditions with two dance performances from Acaxochitlán and Huehuetla.

See below more images from the 2nd Annual Regional Meeting.

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