Equity strengthening of the leadership, participation and advocacy capacities of two Sirionó indigenous communities for the enforcement of their Rights

Bolivia

Justification

As a result of the execution of antecedent projects, a good relationship has been established between the representative organizations of the Sirionó Council and the local partner Cáritas Beni. The local partner saw conditions to strengthen this relationship and to establish an alliance to improve the development and quality of life of these communities with multiple problems and forgotten by the closest public authorities and decision-makers. From Cáritas Beni the need to carry out a Diagnosis of the communities was seen and this is how taking advantage of the execution of the project to Strengthen a healthy life and free of violence from indigenous children and adolescents (children and adolescents (NNA) Sirionó, a current photograph was taken of the socio-economic, environmental and cultural situation of the Sironó people. With this diagnosis, the problem is analyzed in different areas (health, education, productive and economic organization, natural resources and the environment, etc.), in order to understand its current situation and define lines of action to guide and favor the approach to determinants and conditioning factors. of poverty and loss of cultural identity. In fact, the diagnosis identifies a Basic Action Plan 2018-2022.

Location

Ibiato and Pata de Aguila communities, Beni Department, Bolivia

Local Partner

Pastoral Social Cáritas Beni (PSCB)

Goals

General Objective: Equity strengthening of the organizational, leadership, participation and advocacy capacities of two Syrian indigenous communities for the claim and effective defense of their economic, social, cultural and environmental rights.

Leading population

(22 women and 18 men)

Project duration

(September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020)

Budget

Financing

TAU, Ay. Zarautz (17.994,67€)

Activities:

  • Training sessions on organizational strengthening, leadership and advocacy with gender equality.
  • eview of the structure and functioning of the Sirionó Council and the Women’s group.
  • Annual planning (2020).
  • Presentation and dissemination of specific demands for advocacy in municipal and departmental governments.