With funding from the Mexican government’s Instituto Nacional de Las Mujeres (INMUJERES), PSYDEH’s 2015 project work built on 2014 results:

  • Indigenous women leaders wanted more knowledge. Thus, 28 workshops on their 2014 Development Agenda chapters were delivered in 2015.
  • They wanted to unite their region through shared opportunity. Thus, PSYDEH incubated the first Regional Cooperative and linked women leaders to pilot projects in the health and environment sectors.
  • They wanted a well-run regional organization and four new local organizations. Thus, PSYDEH legalized five new women-led NGOs and conducted elementary training on right organization management.
  • These women wanted to meet government decision makers. Thus, PSYDEH produced the second regional public meeting in December 2015 to facilitate engagement, knowledge sharing and “Linking” citizens and government.

Throughout, women partners were empowered through an “indigenous woman to indigenous woman” methodology for change and the aforementioned integration of partner demands.