Indigenous women in Guatemala have limited access to participation in the country’s civic life. MolojKino’jib’alMayib’ Ixoqib’ (MOLOJ) works to raise awareness about the importance of including indigenous women in leadership positions within local and national governments, as well as in civil society organizations. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Guatemala. MOLOJ’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Civic engagement of Mayan women in Guatemala||Guatemala||2015 – 2018||$201,520||$128,235||500 individuals||2,500 individuals||leadership and education|
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Following up on their December visit to Guatemala, members of the bands Maroon 5 and Guster sent a letter urging President Jimmy Morales to continue his country’s support for community forestry, particularly around the Maya Biosphere Reserve located in the Peten region. Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine and Adam Gardner touted Read more ›
IAF grantees in Honduras and Nicaragua share their reflections about Hurricane Mitch: how things have changed, how the work of their organizations today are responding to the long-term effects of the disaster.