Category: COVID-19

12 Feb 2022

A look back at 2021…

PSYDEH increased individual and collective agency and solidarity by doubling down on multi-year field programming as well as resource diversification efforts. COVID-19 & Climate change = Fieldwork Opportunities for Empowering Agency & Solidarity The complicated, rural landscape in which we work grew more so in 2021. COVID-19 and climate change cut access to electricity and […]

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20 Aug 2021

COVID-19 Complicates Work

Thanks to the COVID-19 Delta variant, the state of Hidalgo, including our target rural work areas, is in a critical situation with increasingly limited mobility and virtually no hospital beds left for new patients. Hidalgo struggles against the spread  According to Hidalgo’s governor, the state has registered a 300% increase in cases with every municipality […]

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01 Dec 2020

Call for Better Care, Episode Fifteen

Here in episode fifteen, we discuss the pandemic,  Indigenous communities, and inequality in countries like Mexico. This follows on episode fourteen when we discussed discuss how traditional medicine is a solid approach to providing better quality and access to health care for Indigenous and rural communities, especially during the ongoing pandemic in Mexico and across […]

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17 Oct 2020

Awarded COVID-19 Emergency Grant

PSYDEH has been selected by our USA-UK partner GlobalGiving for an emergency grant from their Coronavirus Relief Fund. This donation will help us to plan and produce a six-mechanism project to support vulnerable women partners, their organizations, and their communities in Mexico to manage and recover from COVID-19.  Launched in late-spring 2020, GlobalGiving’s $12 million USD […]

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18 Sep 2020

COVID-19 in Rural & Marginalized Areas, Episode Twelve

Here in episode twelve, we use the Mexican Federal Secretary of Health’s September 14th report (the fourth in an ongoing series) to reinforce points made in previous episodes, that COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect certain people and communities, while explaining a PSYDEH strategy for confronting this reality, in the short-and long-term. This follows on episode […]

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05 Sep 2020

COVID-19 in Rural & Marginalized Areas, Episode Eleven

In episode ten, we discussed how the pandemic is effecting Hidalgo’s local elections in 2020. Here, in episode eleven, we use today, International Indigenous Women’s Day, to confront head-on some of the awesome challenges these women and their communities face in this phase of the pandemic, as well as what PSYDEH and local women partners, […]

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19 Aug 2020
Ask SSH to postpone elections due to high epidemiological risk

COVID-19 In Rural & Marginalized Areas, Episode Ten

In episode nine, we discussed recent developments in our ongoing demand that the government does better in indigenous communities, as well as UNESCO’s Mexico office work on the unique COVID-19 vulnerabilities in these areas while sharing the first of a few interviews with folks on the ground in Hidalgo. In this episode, we share about […]

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05 Aug 2020

COVID-19 in Rural & Marginalized Areas, Episode Nine

In episode eight, we discussed how the pandemic cannot be an excuse to not invest in the social and economic lives of marginalized communities, especially women who suffer disproportionately to men. Here, in episode nine, we give an update on our demand for better and more from the federal government while discussing what UNESCO’s Mexico […]

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24 Jul 2020
3 legged stool

Strategy to Confront Pandemic’s Effects

PSYDEH executes a three-legged strategy to manage through and maybe even thrive during and after COVID-19. FIRST, we double down on global crowdfunding by being one of 12 nonprofits in the GlobalGiving’s (GG) 2020 Project of the Month Club. Or how we just completed our first experiment to create a viral movement of global donors […]

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17 Jul 2020
indigenous people covid-19 deaths

COVID-19 in Rural & Marginalized Areas, Episode Eight

Here in episode eight, we talk about how indigenous communities are directly and indirectly negatively affected, including by the government’s decision to redirect resources earmarked for local community development and women’s empowerment. We further discuss what PSYDEH and partners do to lean into this new normal. This follows from episode seven, where we discussed how […]

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