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Two refugee women and children sit on a stoop, looking tired and hungry.

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According to the Women’s Refugee Commission, women and girls migrating to Europe face the risk of violence at each stage of their journey, yet governments and NGOs are missing every opportunity to mitigate that risk. 

According to the Women’s Refugee Commission, women and girls migrating to Europe face the risk of violence at each stage of their journey, yet governments and NGOs are missing every opportunity to mitigate that risk. 

PARIS, FRANCE-- Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon gathered to demand "true climate solutions including bottom up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality." The Indigenous flotilla canoed and kayaked on the Bassin de la Villette during COP21 in Paris. On December 6, 2015, the COP21 entered its 7th day of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change conference. The COP21 is being held in Paris, France, at the Le Bourget conference center. Photos by: Emma Cassidy | Survival Media Agency

Bearing Witness: Indigenous voices missing from negotiations at COP21

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

Last Sunday, 25 indigenous activists from around the world formed a kayak flotilla in Paris’ Bassin de la Villette, calling on world leaders to consider their communities when negotiating the first legally-binding international agreement on carbon emissions reductions.

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

Last Sunday, 25 indigenous activists from around ...

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Bearing Witness: In Honduras, Garifuna women fight climate change & state violence

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

When children in the United States learn about the transatlantic slave trade, they rarely hear stories of revolt or resilience in the face of violence and cultural erasure. The Garifuna are such a people.

Ed. note: This post is part of a series, “Bearing Witness,” highlighting indigenous women fighting for climate justice in the Americas. Read the rest of the series here.

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The mainstream narrative of Thanksgiving is not only based on a history of violence and genocide, but also historically inaccurate. Chescaleigh Ramsey breaks it down in the above video.

Indigenous communities in Guatemala beat back two hydroelectric projects that would have flooded rivers in their territories.

Shonda Rhimes’ work has been instrumental in getting abortion stories told on television.

Another win for the fight to end family detention.

Naomi Klein lays out what’s at stake now that the French government has banned upcoming climate protests.


The mainstream narrative of Thanksgiving is not only based on a history of violence and genocide, but also historically inaccurate. Chescaleigh Ramsey breaks it down in the above video.

Indigenous communities in Guatemala beat back two ...

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Indigenous Guatemalan women face violent oppression over cement factory

Since 2007, 12 indigenous Kaqchikel communities in Guatemala have been fighting against the construction of an enormous cement factory they say will hurt the local environment, contaminate the water and destroy their flower industry. Like indigenous resistance groups around the world, they faced violent government repression and were placed under a “state of exception” last year which I wrote about here. Under the state of exception the Guatemalan constitution was suspended, and public protests, meetings, and gatherings were prohibited, all enforced by 2,000 police and military personnel.

Now a year later, the state of exception has been lifted, but the military presence remains in San Juan Sacatepequez and surrounding communities. Women are being sexually harassed in their communities, and intimidated on their way in and out of the town. When 1,000 women ...

Since 2007, 12 indigenous Kaqchikel communities in Guatemala have been fighting against the construction of an enormous cement factory they say will hurt the local environment, contaminate the water and destroy their flower industry. Like indigenous resistance groups ...

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Indigenous women on the frontlines of Ecuador’s historic protests

For the last few weeks, Ecuador has been rocked by protests against the once popular President Rafael Correa. Though his critics are surprisingly diverse, the indigenous left is among the most organized and vocal about their concerns with Correa’s administration. 

For the last few weeks, Ecuador has been rocked by protests against the once popular President Rafael Correa. Though his critics are surprisingly diverse, the indigenous left is among the most organized and vocal about their concerns with ...

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Women lead the march for climate leadership in California

A good friend of mine once told me that he believed climate change to be “THE intersectional issue.” Considering that he came from the climate movement, I initially took the statement with a grain of salt — he seemed pretty biased.

A good friend of mine once told me that he believed climate change to be “THE intersectional issue.” Considering that he came from the climate movement, I initially took the statement with a grain of salt — he seemed pretty ...

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Feministing Jamz: Mare Advertencia Lirika

Mare Advertencia Lirika is a Zapotec Hip Hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico whose music speaks out for the rights of indigenous women. Now 27, Lírikan began rapping at age 16, using her lyrics to challenge sexism in her own community and call out the Mexican state for its abysmal treatment of indigenous communities. 

Mare Advertencia Lirika is a Zapotec Hip Hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico whose music speaks out for the rights of indigenous women. Now 27, Lírikan began rapping at age 16, using her lyrics to challenge sexism in her own community ...

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