Union Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas (UVOC)

 

Country

Guatemala

Organization

Union Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas (UVOC)

UVOC is a campesino (farmer) and indigenous organization dedicated to securing land rights and reversing the history of oppression against indigenous and minority peoples in Guatemala. It embraces Mayan tradition and the diversity of the indigenous community and promotes respect for the many peoples and languages represented within it.

Project

Strengthening Indigenous Community Organization

Purpose: To promote and protect land and collective rights of indigenous communities by increasing women's political leadership; supporting food sovereignty initiatives; increasing access to land; advocating to modify agrarian laws; and designing and implementing safety and security mechanisms.

Project Grant Amount $22,000
Total Grants Received $99,000
Years Supported 5
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Farmers and fisherfolk, Indigenous peoples, Women