EMPOWERMENT STRATEGY FOR FASOL’S BENEFICIARY GROUPS, COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The advocacy and exercise of human rights regarding the environment is facing significant resistance from economic interest groups with huge lobbying capacity. This is why, in order to achieve socially valuable results, it is necessary to express society’s interest in a coherent and organized manner, through a collective management that holds the achievement of the common good as a priority. The holder of the environmental rights is not the individual but the society: the social subject.
On the other hand, even though a new generation of environmental rights have been established in Mexico, specially regarding access to environmental justice, these new ways of management are not being used by the majority of the citizens or social organizations due to their lack of knowledge.
In order to achieve the reconstitution of the social subject, it is necessary to inform the citizens about their rights, responsibilities and obligations; strengthen their social and productive organization; improve their lobbying capacity in public policies and their management regarding the territorial and environmental care and defense.
In order to achieve social change regarding the environment it is extremely important to support the grassroots groups, specially when the challenges that are taken at a local level, unite, building bigger movements. Communities with a strong social fabric, are resilient, creative and supportive, which is why they become part of the projects of neighboring communities trying to achieve a sustainable development.
For this reason, in order to have a bigger impact in the empowerment of the social subject, aiming to improve their organization and management capacity, FASOL has developed a new assistance and collaboration strategy.
FASOL is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion, the construction and the empowerment of the social subject in Mexico, to make possible a sustainable and inclusive development.