PSYDEH’s contribution lies in the example we set with native women. Here, we:
(1) Improve recognition of shame, autonomy and clarity on challenges to sustainable development,
(2) Build knowledge of rights and laws on which spontaneous solutions to these challenges are based,
(3) Strengthen leader disciplines needed to ably use rights and laws when pursuing solutions,
(4) Mobilize a community-based umbrella network of women-led organizations and Cooperative (Network) across boundaries to drive development, and
(5) Produce public forums through which the Network links with state and national leaders while negotiating solutions to challenges.
The power of our example derives from current measurable progress by women partners:
- SEEKING leader roles outside our program
- CREATING pilot projects to solve local problems
- COMPLETING their own Regional Development Agenda
- LINKING with new Mexican and global friends in academia and in the field, at national awareness building and fundraising events and in global crowdfunding campaigns
- ADVISING local government on how their municipal development plans meet or fall short of that which is outlined in their Agenda
- USING our 2017 rights-based Field Manuel to share learning with their neighbors
With strong funding in 2017-2018, we continue progress by supporting women’s use of their rights to (a) increase participation in Mexico’s democracy and production of more sector-specific pilot projects to solve local problems and (b) connect women and government officials at public forums on development issues.