THE VOICES OF THE RIVER

WORK IN PROGRESS

In Guatemala, Mayan indigenous women self called as Defenders fight against the entry of transnational corporations that plunder natural resources into indigenous territory.

The Defenders are aware that to live a life free of violence, it is not enough to fight against external violence, those that come from hydroelectrics, minings and State, if they do not also address the patriarchal violence that lives in their closest environment, in home, and in their communities. They have understood that the first territory to defend is their own body itself.

To cope with the different aggressions they live, they carry out healing processes to shake off their faults and pain, pointing out who has the responsibility. The Defenders fight for the body-territory, together and from the sorority.