Latin America Grant Partners

 

  GESMUJER: Oaxaca, Mexico

Feria 2GESMujer works to transform society into one that is more just and equitable, and respects the rights of women. In 2018, Pangea will continue to support a variety of successful projects including youth-organized and run community educational fairs in remote indigenous communities, workshops on women’s rights, gender equity in education and employment; training on sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention in courtship; workshops to improve maternal health in indigenous communities, and the Casa de Mujer shelter for battered women.  2018 Grant: $9,000 Website

 WOMEN’S JUSTICE INITIATIVE (WJI): Guatemala

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WJI improves the lives of indigenous Guatemalan women and girls through education, access to legal services, and gender-based violence prevention. Major activities in 2018 will include providing Legal Literacy Courses that educate women on their rights related to domestic violence, reproduction, property and inheritance; a Community Advocates Program that trains women to be leaders, educators and mentors; Legal Services related to violence against women and girls, and securing women’s economic rights; and an Adolescent Girls Program that focuses on ending child marriage through a girls empowerment program and trainings with parents and community leaders.  2018 Grant: $9,333  Website

ASOGEN (Association Generando): Guatemala

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ASOGEN provides comprehensive services to women who have survived violence, and works to promote the exercise of citizenship and human rights empowerment. Funding from Pangea will support workshops, legal and psychological services for survivors; trainings on reproductive rights; advocacy to obtain government funding for the emergency shelter; as well as trainings for men in the community and municipal leaders via a new “Nuevos Masculinidades” series of workshops. 2018 Grant: $10,000  Website (has translation button)

 AC ESPERANZA (Asoc. Comunidad La Esperanza): Guatemala

Comunidad La Esperanza promotes a culture of peace and gender equity, through formal and alternative education
for Chimaltenango youth. Pangea’s grant supports the academic and alternative middle school program; monthly empowerment workshops for students, parents and community leaders focusing on crime/violence prevention, conflict resolution and gang avoidance; school dropout prevention; and youth empowerment.  2018 Grant: $7,000.  Website

 NEW HOPE FOUNDATION (FNE): Guatemala

FNE Large Format Bull and Woman copyThrough education centered in the values and recognition of ancestral knowledge, FNE works with young people in the Maya Achi community. Education is seen as the means to fight against and solve the problems of extreme poverty and exclusion. Pangea’s funding in 2018 will support the secondary school and an agro-ecological project that provides the students with practical training to improve productivity of small family parcels and will introduce bee-keeping as a means to improve personal, family and community socio-economic conditions. 2018 Grant: $8,000  Website

 

See also:
East Africa Grant Partners     SE Asia Grant Partners