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Last week JASS Mesoamerica and Sinergia No’j hosted over two dozen indigenous, rural women from all over Central America and Mexico for a communications training in Guatemala City. The training focused on the right to communication and involved discussions with representatives from women’s media projects; site visits to local women-led media outlets, and; hands-on sessions on various topics. These included: developing communications strategy; creating campaigns, and the use of various tools such as blogs, video, press releases, and radio spots. What made this gathering unique was that it was specifically geared towards using communications tools to enhance women’s organizing power and disseminate their messages to a global audience. Read the blog (titled: The Voice of Indigenous and Rural Women) that participants created during the workshop — including a press release and a video also produced by the participants.

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