Indigenous Governance Report for first six months of 2015


PDA has continued to support indigenous governance by providing financial support to the Management Committee of the organisation.  Seven members work on a volunteer basis for 12 months and carry out activities including:

assisting to provide legal support to those who have had their rights violated,
speaking out against human rights violations,
continuing to support the survivors of the 1997 massacre in their …


Example of the success of the women’s bank


The interest paid by the women’s loans in 2013/14 went back into the women’s overall bank account to pay for more women to enter the program. As a result of the interest paid 15 more women from the community of Ahorra Esquipula entered into the loans program for 2014/15. The women from this community used the money to …


Women’s Empowerment Report

In spite of the ongoing challenges faced by the women of the Bees, the ninety-six women in the women’s bank that PDA is supporting have continued to organise themselves to support their families and the organisation, and to stand up for their rights.  Highlights of the report include:

Action on International Women’s Day on March 8 where they marched to one …


PDA 10 year anniversary dinner

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who attended the PDA Ten Year Anniversary Dinner that was held at Newman College in February 2015. Thanks also to Newman College, the Jesuit community for hosting this event, those who helped out on the night and those who generously donated auction items. It was a great night and we raised a total …