IWD: ways to support the Kichwa Women in Ecuador

“We have to heal these wounds. This process is to heal us with justice. A society in pain cannot advance,” Mochoa, a Kichwa Indigenous woman from the Amazonian province of Napo (Mongaby 20 0ct 2020)

April 2020 saw one of the largest oil spills to hit the Ecuadorian Amazon. The spill left the Indigenous Kichwa Women fighting for justice. Not only did their crops lie devastated, their rivers contaminated, and their food rendered inedible, but their very livelihoods and very way of life remains under threat. For more on information on their fight for justice and to discover ways to support their campaign for justice this International Women’s Day, please check out the following links.

Fundraiser for the Kichwa Women via Change a Life.

World Rainforest Movement “The Daily Struggle of Kichwa Women in Sarayaku, Ecuador”

The Oil Spill Lawsuit Appeal via Amazon Frontlines.

WOMEN’S VOICES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE: “Indigenous Women of Ecuador Stand for an Amazon Free from Extraction on International Women’s Day

Human Rights Watch.