Native women, field tools and the benefits of collaboration

We face an uphill battle in motivating more and different women to join our work–in the educational workshops, their organizations and at organizing events.

Recently, regional women leaders demanded tools they can use when speaking with fellow community members, something that is pleasant to look at, a source of knowledge AND makes clear the benefits of collaboration, with the women’s organizations and in our ongoing project promoting native women participation in Mexico’s democracy.

Thus, and in lieu of the norm – paying people to participate with money or small gifts – we worked with our women leaders to create the below two images incorporating the long-used concept of a fruit tree as the basis for making clear said benefits.