The Wangki Indigenous Women Assembly (Span. Encuentro de Mujeres Indígenas del Wangki) is an annual forum in which women from different indigenous communities from the Wangki River region participate in discussing public issues among themselves and with other actors.
Problems and Purpose
The Wangki Indigenous Women Assembly is an annual forum in which women from different indigenous communities from the Wangki River region participate in discussing public issues among themselves and with representatives from their autonomous governments, and from the Nicaraguan State. The forum has been coordinated since 2008 by the organization Wangki Tangni which works with dozens of communities along the Coco or Wangki River, close to the border with Honduras.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The assembly is organized every year around a certain topic, which depends on the interest and needs of the communities that participate. This topic is addressed in several themed tables in which national and international civil society organizations, as well as public institutions sometimes participate as interlocutors. The objective of these assemblies is to promote the involvement of indigenous women in public and political affairs, as well as to position public policy problems before competent entities and decision makers.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned