The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida (Women Weavers of Life)

Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida (Women Weavers of Life) project is a training initiative for groups of artisan women in vulnerable conditions that provides practical knowledge in cultural entrepreneurship, gender issues, weaving techniques and product design for the improvement of their crafts, promoting the development of productive alternatives and competitiveness for the commercialization of handcrafted products.

Scope of the measure:
Local, National
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida project is mainly carried out in vulnerable areas, where the population been a victim of violence and forced displacement. The groups of women are gathered around the particular interests of the affected population, aided by the data collected by the Victims Unit. A process of psychosocial accompaniment and training in gender issues, product design, entrepreneurship, associativity and marketing is then carried out. The groups that participate in the project improve their handcrafted products and in turn develop new prototypes that meet the needs found in the market.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

• Improvement in the quality of the handicrafts produced by women.

• Empowerment and strengthening of the endogenous capacities of the intervened groups.

• Formalization of the groups as productive units.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

2012: $16.683 USD

2013: $46.514 USD

2014: $64.978 USD

2015: $73.549 USD

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)