Saturday, July 4, 2009

Indigenous Women - Invisible Women

From Ramiro Escobar @ Latin America Press:
"Mother Earth gives us life, and women give life too, so to defend life is defend the Earth," said Leonilda Zurita, leader of Bolivia´s Bartolina Sisa Federation of Campesina and Indigenous Women. Speaking at the first regional summit of indigenous women in the Peruvian highland city of Puno, Zurita and other prominent indigenous women leaders spoke out about the state and priorities of native women in Latin America.

The summit was part of the fourth Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples Abya Yala, or "living Earth" in the Kuna language of Panama, during which indigenous women discussed their importance and new proposals that linked the Earth, communal lands and equality.

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