Indigenous peoples have the ability and power to formulate their own rules and standards to respond to proposed projects and give or withhold consent.
When our grantee partners in Colombia told us they wanted the opportunity to engage strategically with the peace process — to participate in local and national conversations about the country’s future — we listened. Many of these people had been working towards peace in their communities for years. In early 2016, the timing seemed right to try something new.
A partnership of 14 grassroots groups in the community of Cavaillon and 12 months of training for some community members, will bring economic and social development.
This is the sixth video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. In this video, our grantee partner Fundación Hijos de la Sierra Flor works with indigenous and Afro-Colombian women’s groups to create spaces for dialogue, exchanges and recreation.
Across Latin America, women leaders and their allies are combating violence against women. They are improving women’s and girls’ access to education and healthcare and political and economic inclusion. At WAKE, we believe deeply that an influx of tech training, tools and resources will expand the reach, depth of influence and potential for impact for the women’s rights movement.
In some rural parts of Latin America, not having electricity is a way of life. It limits basic activities such as doing homework at night, charging a cell phone or keeping food fresh. We recently connected two of our grantee partners at a conference, and they started a life-changing project to bring light to a rural community in Honduras.
Small farmers must be encouraged to adopt agricultural measures that do not poison the soil, families and, naturally, consumers.
Technology impacts development projects. Yet, initiatives with information and communication technology (ICT) components often fail to meet program objectives.