Category: Field work

25 Mar 2022

Salma Sinaí Soto Montes, Field Corps Leader

PSYDEH’s dynamic staff is one of the reasons why we are a paradigm-changing Mexican grassroots organization.   Our team is much more diverse than our peers, with people from all over the world representing diverse professional backgrounds. Having a multi-disciplinary team is by design; it is one of our Value Propositions. We thrive because of the diversity of […]

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20 Mar 2022

New Edition of “Own Your Voice”

Own Your Voice (OYV) is all about giving and being a voice for women all over the world, with a special focus on Indigenous women of the Sierra Otomí-Tepehua region, women who PSYDEH empowers through its different programs. The project aims to increase visibility towards our media channels thus increasing possibilities, interactions, and potential, by […]

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19 Mar 2022

Alejandra Ríos Pérez, Field Program Coordinator

PSYDEH’s dynamic staff is one of the reasons why we are a paradigm-changing Mexican grassroots organization.   Our team is much more diverse than our peers, with people from all over the world representing diverse professional backgrounds. Having a multi-disciplinary team is by design; it is one of our Value Propositions. We thrive because of the diversity of […]

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18 Mar 2022

New Multi-year Tech Programming

PSYDEH is thrilled to announce multi-year programming to innovate a proof-of-concept for integrating culturally appropriate sustainability-focused tech like solar, as well as information and communication technology (ICT) like satellite wifi, cloud tools, low tech hardware into day-to-day operations, and the rural communities in which we live and work. What is the program?  Our multi-year program […]

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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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30 Sep 2021

Fieldwork empowering women

PSYDEH looks to end 2021 fieldwork on a high by empowering Indigenous women to produce small, collective work projects that have a direct impact on their own communities via an initiative we call “Cuando Amanece” (Nübu Bi Hyats’i / Anu’ abilchan / Quema tlanesi). We do this because, even in the midst of the pandemic […]

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03 Sep 2021

Irish Government & Female Artisan Cooperatives

The Irish government has chosen PSYDEH to be one of only seven non-profits across Mexico to receive short-term funding through its Ireland-Mexico Cooperation Fund for Human Rights 2021. We use this support to help produce a multi-year program organizing female artisan cooperatives built out of our ongoing pandemic-focused work. Why female artisan cooperatives in 2021? […]

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26 Aug 2021

Rural Mexico and Climate Change

Mexico is constantly being reminded about the realities of climate change. Hurricane Grace, which recently pushed through the center of the country, is another example of the heavier-than-normal rainstorms the country has been experiencing in 2021. Local PSYDEH women staff and partners report landslides, high river and stream levels, downed trees, and flooding in low-lying […]

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17 Aug 2021

2021-2024 Work with Female Artisan Cooperatives

PSYDEH is thrilled to announce that Hamburg, Germany-based Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation will help to finance our program incubating female artisan cooperatives through 2024. What is the program? Our multi-year program is built at the nexus of gender equity and economic solidarity, pursuant to a recommendation from the UN Program for the Development of Mexico, […]

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21 Jul 2021
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Casa Siempre Viva

Our 2021-2024 program confronts the painful effects of the pandemic on PSYDEH’s work and with Indigenous women and their communities. One of the program’s objectives is to provide direct, personal support to these women and their areas on a more consistent basis. The new PSYDEH field office we call Casa Siempre Viva (CSV) is designed with […]

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