Power of Indigenous Women: Defending Ancestral Lands


Meet the courageous Tolupan women who talk about how the Alternatives to Violence Project  helped them stand up for their rights!

VIDEO SUMMARY:  Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops continue in Locomapa, Honduras with women of the Tolupan indigenous tribe whose ancestral territories have been invaded by transnational mining companies involved in the illegal extraction of natural resources. The companies have intimidated the population involved in local resistance. Several Tolupanes who defended their land rights were assassinated with impunity. For Tolupan women, violence is not only an external threat but a norm inside their homes due to high rates of domestic violence. In AVP workshops, women learn about their rights and how to use their voices as leaders in their tribe.

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