2013 – October 23: Indigenous women received in National Assembly

After unsuccessful attempts to meet President Correa, and after a week of marches and protests in the Ecuadorian capital, the women were welcomed into the National Assembly of Ecuador. Patricia Gualinga, a Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, addressed the Assembly. Here is the video of Patricia’s intervention: And here is what she said, in brief: We’ve…

2013 – October 13: Indigenous Women arrived in Latacunga

After passing through Ambato, the women arrived today in Latacunga. Almost 100 kilometers walked! One of their messages is to protect Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and home to 2 unocntacted groups, Tagaeri and Taromenane. Yasuni was previously protected by the Yasuni-ITT plan, but has now been opened to…

2013 – October 12: Indigenous Women’s Walk to Quito started!

On October 12, the day of the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores on the South American continent, about 100 indigenous women from the Ecuadorian Amazon started their walk towards Quito, to protest against the policies of the government that are destroying their ancestral territories, the rainforest and their livelihoods. The leaders of this movement declared…