Women’s Voice & Leadership–Caribbean Grantee Partners

Makushi Research Unit

Indigenous women's rights; Women’s or/and trans people’s political and economic participation

The Makushi Research Unit (MRU) is an independent collective founded in 1995, that is self-led by indigenous women and which conducts social, economic and ecological research within North Rupununi, Guyana. The organization is part of the North Rupununi District Development Board, which is a representative umbrella organization of 20 indigenous villages and communities in North Rupununi. MRU plays an important role in understanding and promoting local knowledge systems and cultural affirmation and indigenous leadership.

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