Category: Americas

Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”

Although not included in the first phase of organizing the protest, Native American women wrapped blue silk scarves around their shoulders and made a powerful appearance at the Women’s March on Jan. 21. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.

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Mexican Community Addresses Domestic Violence, Celebrates Migrant Women

A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York. 

Transcending Boundaries to Protect Central America’s Largest Reseerve

Indigenous communities, local non-profit groups and park rangers on both sides of the Panama-Costa Rica border are collaborating to protect Parque Internacional La Amistad, the largest nature reserve in Central America, from environmental threats. But their effors are challenged by hydroelectric power plants, overuse of agrochemicals, hunting, deforestation, poor wast management and forest fires.