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Defending Our Land: Three Nicaraguan Women’s Struggle for Their Community

2 July 2019

Dolene Miller, Elba Rivera and Francisca Ramirez have spent years defending the territories of the indigenous peoples, farmers and Afro-Nicaraguans. Here are their stories. HAVANA TIMES – Defending their lands and the environment has cost the lives of many women around the world, especially in…

Nicaragua's stolen land

17 May 2019

Indigenous communities in Nicaragua are facing violence and displacement, but agroecology is helping empower the Miskito people. What do you do when your access to rivers, sacred sites, and forests, is cut off, especially when your whole identity has grown from a spiritual connection to nature?…

In Nicaragua, a former surgeon fights for Indigenous rights

6 May 2019

Myrna Cunningham is the first Miskitu woman to study at a university. In 1973, she received a degree in medicine and returned to her home region in the isolated northeast of Nicaragua, where she was born in a small village surrounded by lush forest. Working as a surgeon, she served in more than one…

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13 March 2023

CALPI received information that the community of Wilú has been attacked by settlers on March 11, 2023 and that on March 10, 2023, three Mayangna community members and two children members of the Mískitu indigenous people were kidnapped; the kidnapped people were on their way from the community of…

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What Works for Women on Collective Lands?

Webinar: What Works for Women on Collective Lands? (Panel 1)

Sharing practical strategies for empowering women on collectively-held lands   Panel will be presented in English and simultaneous interpretation will be available in Spanish and Portuguese.   Ideal for timezones in the Americas, Atlantic, and West Africa regions.