Unprecedented Regional Indigenous Women Leader Public Forum, Acaxochitlán, Hidalgo
On November 18, 2014, 125 indigenous and non-indigenous Mexicans and citizens from New Zealand, the United States and Canada convened for a regional public forum in the municipality of Acaxochitlán, Hidalgo.
With support from the local governments of Acaxochitlán, Tenango de Doria, San Bartolo Tutotepec and Huehuetla, PSYDEH facilitated a day of work where women leaders from the national rural women’s network RENAMUR, and internationally renowned Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of the Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda from the State of Queretáro, engaged native women leaders from the Sierra Otomí-Tepehua Region to:
- complete months of workshop training by creating the framework for a novel Women’s Regional Development Agenda from a focus of human rights;
- share better practices and experiences with international professionals from the education, business, marketing and legal sectors;
- formally charge the first ever Indigenous Women Leader Citizen Advisory Board (or Organization) of the Sierra Otomí-Tepehua Region, 20 women leaders elected by their peers, to pursue that which is in the Agenda; and
- produce the first of five openings of the 2014-2015 Itinerant Photography Exhibition.
See below images from our Regional Forum.