AMAZON WATCH » Indigenous Women Mobilize to Resist Bolsonaro
Yesterday, nearly 3,000 indigenous women leaders from across Brazil staged a mobilization in the nation’s capital as part of the country’s first Indigenous Women’s March. Entitled “Territory: our body, our spirit,” this historic gathering was in response to escalating violations of indigenous rights under the Bolsonaro government, as native peoples and their lands fall increasingly under assault.
Organized by Brazil’s National Indigenous Movement and its convening organization APIB (the Articulation of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples), the mobilization aimed to halt the government’s mounting socio-environmental rollbacks by strengthening women’s protagonism and capacity to guarantee the human rights of native peoples, particularly through the preservation of the vast forests under indigenous stewardship. Read More