CONCONAWEP Federacion Waorani

$40,000 to support using the Waorani’s legal precedent against the Ecuadorian government’s proposed auction of their ancestral territory to the international oil industry to defend 7 million additional acres of rainforest threatened by oil auction. The project is also supporting efforts to: strengthen women’s leadership through capacity building and real-world experience in implementation of projects in support of their communities and development of women-led microenterprises; implement alternative education pilot projects across 12 Waorani communities; carry out territorial demarcation and patrolling; and build alliances with Indigenous Nations of the southern Ecuadorian Amazon and Indigenous organizations.