Concepcion Hernandez Mendez

Ashoka Fellow
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Fellow since 1988
This description of Concepcion Hernandez Mendez's work was prepared when Concepcion Hernandez Mendez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988 .


Concepcion Hernandez Mendez, a lawyer and an anthropologist, is working to provide legal training to Indigenous leaders and community groups and also to help them achieve greater legal autonomy. In so doing, she hopes to develop their capacity to handle their own legal issues and to encourage the larger Mexican legal system to interact with these communities in more culturally appropriate and acceptable ways.