Women Community Leaders
The project has facilitated community discussions contributing to the increased participation of local women in decision-making processes. Building on existing matriarchal structures to further support women economically and socially, an example of this is the ambition of the Boruca’s museum association (led by women) to expand their successful community museum into a hub for the community, enterprise, heritage and tourist activity. Their aim to expand the museum, open a garden growing indigenous herbs, fruits and plants and use these for a museum cafe.
This project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).