The project is a proposal of the CAPI, an organization which draws 14 indigenous organizations from the Eastern and Western areas of the country and it acts as a local member.
The direct beneficiaries are about 6.900 families from 200 indigenous communities represented by the CAPI.
The objective of the project is strengthen the full and effective participation of the indigenous peoples from Paraguay in the definition and application of publics politics to guarantee its rights within a context characterized by a growing interest of the government of Fernando Lugo in including the different social sectors in the formulation of the politics.
The indigenous peoples from Paraguay have suffered from discrimination and exclusion from taking decisions. They have been victims of repeated violations of their human rights and politics to meet their problems and needs that did not ensure a basic level of assistance. The current situation of trying to create a more democratic and including State with the participation of all the sectors of the civil society places the CAPI as one of the main actors.
The proposal expects to continue the process of empowerment of the national organization that was started before. By means of the planned activities, the aim is to achieve two specific results:
a. The strengthen of the organic structure, the process of taking decisions and the interaction with the communities and grassroots organizations of the CAPI.
b. The strengthen of contact places of the indigenous organizations with state and international institutions.
The project plans the realization of a number of meetings of the regional organizations (28 altogether), plenary sessions of the CAPI with the regional leaders (2) and meetings with different institutions of the three powers of the State, and also with representatives of the United Nations in the country. The first type of events expects to improve the foundations of the organization to make the strategic plan designed in 2009 possible, on the one hand; and also to discuss and reach a consensus on the indigenous proposals and to establish mechanisms of monitoring. The other events must be useful for channelling the indigenous demands and the monitoring of them.