Union de Organizaciones de la Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca (UNOSJO)

 

Country

Mexico

Organization

Union de Organizaciones de la Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca (UNOSJO)

UNOSJO is comprised of organizations and communities of the Sierra Juarez in Oaxaca, Mexico. Collectively, they pursue the well-being of the people in the region and promote participation in economic, social and cultural projects in order to achieve self-determination of indigenous communities.

Project

Increasing Political Participation of Indigenous Women on Natural Resource Rights

Purpose: To raise awareness and promote political participation among indigenous communities about their natural resource and collective rights by engaging with existing laws that favor the rights of indigenous people; advocating to demand the right of communities to elect their own authorities; and building the political leadership of women.

Project Grant Amount $25,000
Total Grants Received $95,000
Years Supported 5
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Indigenous peoples, Women, Youth