With funding from the Mexican government’s Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) and various Mexico-city based fundraisers, PSYDEH again worked pursuant to partners’ demands. We expanded program reach into new communities while cementing progress made in 2014-2015:
- STRENGTHENED the Women’s Regional Organization consisting of 20 native women leaders, five from each of the four municipalities, by deepening understanding around their AGENDA with an eye to (a) producing their first capacity building projects in 2017 and (b) critiquing local government plans for development.
- PRODUCED educational workshops based on INE’s interesting grass-roots model to increase women’s understanding of Mexico’s democracy with an eye to their sharing learning within their communities.
- LINKED women with indigenous policy makers and new national and international friends at Mexico-city based events and via our first global crowdfunding campaign with cool media like this animated video and our new Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.
- PROMOTED artisan work at outreach events and thus coordinated short-term gain with our forward-looking program.
- CONSULTED network members on 8 new local economic projects built by and for them and their communities.
- PREPARED for the 3rd Public Forum in early 2017 at which 175 native women from across the Region will share their novel development agenda and critiques of local development plans with new government leaders from the four municipalities.
* See our 2016 Annual Report for more information. You might also enjoy this short 2016 podcast interview between the Mexico City private school The American School Foundation and one of our women partners whose message captures that which is shared by partners.