Building indigenous and women's participation in Guatemala

UNDEF funds a project to create a more inclusive democracy in Guatemala by increasing the participation and recognition of indigenous women and traditional Maya community authorities. The project, active in in Chisec and Raxruha, northern Alta Verapaz, focuses on more effective participation of indigenous women and indigenous community representatives in Municipal Development Councils and other public planning and decision-making processes. It works to build capacity of organized women’s groups and traditional indigenous authorities to express their opinions, present proposals and participate in the decision-making process in their communities and at the municipal level and beyond. The project is implemented by Asociación Probienestar en Acción: Saaq Ach'ool Nimla Kaleb'aal.