The Wayuu Women's Force Observatory: Indigenous Peoples' Rights is an initiative that emerged in 2015 from the Wayuu Women's Force movement to research and promote indigenous peoples' rights.
Problems and Purpose
The Wayuu Women's Force Observatory: Indigenous Peoples' Rights is an initiative that emerged in 2014 from the Wayuu Women's Force movement, with the support of the Basque organization IPES ELKARTEA and the European Union. The Observatory seeks to generate research on the different realities of the region, to monitor conflicts between communities and mining companies, as well as to make visible the violation of indigenous peoples' rights and human rights.
Background History and Context
The launch of the Observatory took place in the Wayuu Zahino Reservation in southern Guajira - Barrancas Municipality, before traditional Wayuu authorities, NGOs, and the Association of Authorities, Wayuu Indigenous Councils of Southern Guajira AACIWASUG. The Wayuu leaders at the head of the Observatory received death threats from criminal organizations in 2018 for their work in the territory.
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The Observatory is a process achieved thanks to the support of the European Union, in the framework of an organizational strengthening project related to Indigenous human rights and women.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Ramirez, M. (2014). Observatorio Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu - Derechos de Los Pueblos Indigenas. notiwayuu. https://notiwayuu.blogspot.com/2014/02/observatorio-fuerza-de-mujeres-wayuu.html
 Censat Agua Viva. https://censat.org/es/actividades/lanzamiento-del-observatorio-fuerza-de-mujeres-wayuu-y-derechos-de-los-pueblos-indigenas [BROKEN LINK]
Fuerza Mujeres Wayuu, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fuerza-Mujeres-Wayuu-913069132141388/