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The UN Commission on the Status of Women designated the “Empowerment of Indigenous Women” as the Focus Area for its 61st Session in March, and this year’s meetings provided an important international forum to raise awareness about violence against indigenous women.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - La Fundación Ambiental Goldman anunció hoy que Rodrigo Tot ha sido nombrado como uno de los seis galardonados del Premio Ambiental Goldman 2017, el premio más importante a nivel mundial para líderes y activistas ambientalistas de base.

The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced Rodrigo Tot is among the six recipients of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists.

Defensoria Q’eqchi’

Worldwide, indigenous peoples are facing serious violations to their human and environmental rights due to the imposition of extractive industry projects on their land. The Center is advising the Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ Agua Caliente Lote 9 community as they seek protection for their land and...

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Raising the profile of the leaders the Center works with at the international level is one of the most effective ways of protecting their human rights and ensuring their security. For this reason, the Center has taken many actions to bring international attention to the Agua Caliente Lote 9's...

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Protecting the lives of the Maya Q’eqchi’ leaders and advocates is central for the work of the Indian Law Resource Center. Land-related conflicts have marked the relationship that the Q’eqchi’ communities have with governmental security forces and mining companies’ security personal. These...

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The creation of “protected areas” poses a second threat to the Maya Q’eqchi’s rights of self-determination and ownership of their lands and natural resources. These protected areas—some proposed and some already established—transfer the control and management of lands from the Q’eqchi’ to...

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Agua Caliente Lote 9 is a small Q’eqchi’ Maya community located in the municipality of El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala. Set up in the Guatemalan highlands, Agua Caliente is an agricultural community, and most of its members are monolingual in Q’eqchi Maya. Like many indigenous...

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