CEDEJO is currently seeking grants or sponsorship to continue their very important women's empowerment programs.
A Pilot Project of the program was successfully completed in 2014 with 18 women in the Tepehua community in Chapala, Jalisco, MX over a 9 month period, which resulted in women creating circles of support and many of the women creating their own projects which helped them earn money & move toward financial independence. As a result of the success of the program, CEDEJO has a waiting list of women in the region, who are interested in attending the next available programs.
- Sexual & Reproductive Health section includes sessions on family planning, cancer & STD prevention, health & hygiene, sexuality & gender beliefs, sex education, birth control.
- Women's Rights & Domestic Violence Prevention sectionincludes sessions on gender equity, women's rights, violence prevention.
- Productive Projects section facilitates sustainable income generation & entrepreneurial goal-setting and includes sessions on natural medicine & plant extracts, therapeutic massage, manufacturing of natural products, sustainable gardening, creating a business & cooperative model.
- Women's Circles section facilitates self-esteem and support models and includes sessions on circles of women, self-esteem, women's bodies/wisdom, motivational skills, health habits, nutrition & mindfulness.