Sonora Ciudadana is a civil society organization that was created in 2005 to promote human rights, transparency, and accountability at the state and local level. Since its inception, Sonora Ciudadana has sought to democratize state institutions by advocating for greater citizen participation in policy processes. Sonora Ciudadana has monitored the state legislature, pushed for access to public information, and engaged in strategic litigation processes regarding the right to health. As part of the Partnership Initiative, it will deepen the budget angle of its ongoing health rights-related work, which aims to eliminate discrimination clauses that deny people with pre-existing medical conditions treatment within the state health system. Sonora Ciudadana will create committees of people who have suffered from discrimination in three northern Mexico states and work through a combination of strategic litigation, budget analysis of the health system, and advocacy. Read Sonora Ciudadana’s Profile


  • Guillermo Noriega Director
More info
  • Boulevard Morelos nmero 78-C segundo piso
    Entre Jos Mara Iglesias y Boulevard Justo Sierra
    Colonia Constitucion
    Hermosillo, Sonora
    Mexico C.P. 83150
Area of Expertise

Right to health, budget analysis and advocacy at the local level, and strategic litigation.

  • Discriminación y Acceso a los Servicios de Salud by Gulilermo Noriega and María Eugenia
  • We Are People, Not Numbers: The History of Public Participation and Fight for Healthcare as a Right, No somos números, somos personas: cronología de una historia de participación ciudadana y exigencia del derecho a la salud, (in Spanish), by Artemiza Michel Reyna and Guillermo A. Noriega Esparza
    Major Current Activities

    Sonora Ciudadana's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative.