Projects in Guatemala
Asociacion Cultural y Educativo Ukema No'j (ACEUN)
To improve access to multicultural education for indigenous youth by designing rural educational programs that include indigenous culture and perspectives and strengthen youth leadership.
Asociacion de Docentes en Accion Rural Educativa (DARE)
Teacher Training and Curriculum Development
This grant will support the integration of a community-based, holistic, culturally pertinent and transformative education process into state education systems, involving youth, community leaders, teachers and local general populations in advocacy and in the formulation of appropriate teaching techniques and curricula.
Asociación de Mujeres Campesinas Q'eqchies Nuevo Horizonte (Nuevo Horizonte)
Promoting Q'eqchi Indigenous Womens Rights
To advance the political participation of Q'eqchi women by raising awareness and by developing advocacy strategies and education programs around access to inclusive and culturally competent sexual health and reproductive rights.
Asociación para el Desarrollo Integral Unima'l Ranim'a Ixo'q (Grandeza Corazón de Mujer) (ADIURI)
Strengthening Indigenous Women's Civic and Political Participation
To defend indigenous women's freedom from discrimination, violence, poverty and illiteracy by providing education on economic alternatives and by conducting media awareness-raising campaigns to prevent violence against women.
Comite Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA)
Organizing and Leadership Building in the Farmers Movement
To improve rural development policies, including increasing access to land rights, by organizing lobbying campaigns directed at the national government and implementing food sovereignty initiatives with small producers.
Coordinadora Departamental de Comadronas Tradicionales de Quetzaltenango (CODECOT)
Promoting Civic Participation Among Traditional Midwives
To increase the political participation of traditional indigenous midwives through initiatives which strengthen their ability to advocate for indigenous women's sexual health agendas with municipal governments.
Frente Petenero Contra Represas (FPCR)
Community Organizing Around Hydroelectric Dams
To strengthen FPCR's advocacy and national organizing efforts against hydroelectric projects through popular education and awareness-raising with affected communities as well as alliance building with other organizations and community groups resisting the construction of megaprojects.
Instituto Basico Nuevo Amanecer
Strengthening Community Education
To support culturally pertinent and historically accurate education with rural indigenous youth, partially through the collection of oral history and its inclusion in curricula, as well as in advocacy efforts with the state as part of the national advocacy network AMEP.
Puente de Paz
Community Organizing for Natural Resource Management
To implement workshops, meetings and radio programs supporting Q'eqchí indigenous women to raise awareness and advocate for their rights in communities threatened by the construction of a major hydroelectric dam.
Red Alternativa de Intercambio Solidario (RAIS)
Strengthening Local Economies
To support RAIS's national network of agricultural producers in Guatemala to improve agro-ecological techniques and practices, raise awareness around responsible consumption and strengthening the network's focus on Solidarity Economics.