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The Human Rights Program

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The Human Rights Program is designed to empower SATIIM’s member communities – and ultimately all people in Belize and those with similar struggles across the globe – for full participation in their societies. In Belize, SATIIM’s legal success has inspired other grassroots groups to fighting for a voice in decisions that affect them. Globally, SATIIM continues to inform other Indigenous efforts on how to defend their lands and sustainably manage them according to their cultures. Most recently SATIIM is at the forefront of a nascent regional movement in Maya-led natural resource management and forest protection.