Puente de Paz

 

Country

Guatemala

Organization

Puente de Paz

Puente de Paz is an organization of women and men working for social transformation in Ixcan, Guatemala. Its members work to end the gender inequality, exploitation and racism that women in the community face. They also work to further the advancement of historically excluded peoples by organizing the community to defend its individual and collective rights.

Project

Community Organizing for Natural Resource Management

Purpose: To support communities threatened by the construction of a major hydroelectric dam by strengthening indigenous women's leadership; providing workshops to analyze the political context; advocating against human rights violations; and updating safety and security plans.

Project Grant Amount $22,000
Total Grants Received $91,500
Years Supported 5
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Women