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Our Projects

Strengthening Civil Society in Mesoamerica Through Learning and Action:

The current (2010-2015) program aims to increase and strengthen the effectiveness of citizen participation in the Mesoamerican region and Canada in the struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. Our partners in the region develop projects to meet the needs of their communities.

Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas Mexico

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Partner:
Social and Economic Development of Indigenous Mexicans (DESMI)
Location:
Chiapas, Mexico
Themes:
Food Security, Migration

Mayan and Western Health

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Partner:
Pies de Occidente 
Location:
Quetzaltenango and Totonicapán, Guatemala
Themes:
Ancestral Medicine, Violence Against Women

Maternal Indigenous Health

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Partner:
Guatemala Intercultural Highlands Association (AMIGAS)
Location:
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Themes:
Ancestral Medicine

Mayan Language & Culture

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Partner:
The Santa Maria Linguistic Project (PLSM)
Location:
Quetzaltenango and Totonicapán, Guatemala
Themes:
Bilingual Education

Cultural traditions in the Lower Lempa of El Salvador

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Partner:
Intercommunity Association of Communities Working Together for the Economic and Social Development of the Lower Lempa (ACUDESBAL)
Location:
Usulutan, El Salvador
Themes:
Food Security, Migration

Rights of Domestic Workers

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Partner:
Melida Anaya Montes Women's Movement (MAM)
Location:
San Salvador, El Salvador
Themes:
Gender Equality, Violence Against Women

Labour Rights in El Salvador

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Partner:
Federation of Independent Associations and Unions of El Salvador (FEASIES)
Location:
El Salvador
Themes:
Gender Equality

Violence Against Women in Nicaragua

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Partner:
"Maria Elena Cuadra" Working and Unemployed Women's Movement 
Location:
Managua, Nicaragua
Themes:
Gender Equality, Violence Against Women

Labour Rights in Nicaragua

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Partner:
"Maria Elena Cuadra" Working and Unemployed Women's Movement 
Location:
Managua, Nicaragua
Themes:
Gender Equality

Supporting Youth in Nicaragua

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Partner:
The Oscar Arnulfo Romero Associaton for Socio-Cultural Promotion -ESPARCE (ACOAR)
Location:
Nandaime, Nicaragua
Themes:
Gender Equality, Youth Engagement

Indigenous & Women's Rights on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

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Partner:
Association of Indigenous Women of the Atlantic (AMICA)
Location:
Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
Themes:
Gender Equality, Violence Against Women
Berna Carneras Anderson one of the Whita's - a traditional Miskitu authority - trained in the project

Berna Carneras Anderson one of the Whita's - a traditional Miskitu authority - trained in the project.

Promotion of Indigenous women's rights to prevent and address violence against women in Miskitu Indigenous communities:

The project aims to build capacity in local communities amongst both men and women to prevent inter-family, sexual and gender-based violence. The project has three major components: training young women on how to access to justice and legal services, working directly in the communities to support women who have experienced violence, and supporting community leaders and traditional Miskitu authorities in the application of the law and advocating within the official justice system.

Indigenous Food Projects in Panama

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Partner:
Ngóbe Cultural Action (ACUN)
Location:
Panama
Themes:
Food Security

Regional Education Program

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Partner:
Interamerican Cooperative Institute (ICI)
Location:
Panama and regional
Themes:
Food Security, Gender Equality, Education