Centro para los Derechos de la Mujer, Naaxwiin

 

Country

Mexico

Organization

Centro para los Derechos de la Mujer, Naaxwiin

Centro para los Derechos de la Mujer, Naaxwiin, began as the women’s rights and health team within AJWS grantee UCIZONI, and was founded in 2000 to promote the rights and integral health of rural, Indigenous women, children and youth in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. The organization provides counseling, psychosocial support and access to the justice system for victims of violence, and works to teach local authorities and institutions to effectively prevent and address violence against women.

Project

Indigenous Women's Rights and Violence Prevention

Purpose: To prevent sexual and gender-based violence and to promote women's political participation by providing culturally appropriate services to rural indigenous women experiencing violence, and advocating to the state for better indigenous women's rights policies.

Project Grant Amount $30,000
Total Grants Received $186,392
Years Supported 7
Theme Civil and Political Rights
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Women