The Defensoras defend their territory, their native identity and their gender equality.
In Guatemala and Honduras, Maya, Lencas and Garífuna native women stand up against the incursion of transnational companies. They do it with their own agenda, with an intersectional vision of the fight against the different violence that hits them.
In some cases, they have achieved victories and some hydroelectric projects are on a tightrope or have had to abandon their activities. Some have Spanish capital such as the ACS construction company of Florentino Pérez.
But the price the Defensoras have to pay is very high: murders, rapes and criminalization, like the emblematic case of the Lenca leader Berta Cáceres, murdered the 2016.
As they say, they fight for the body-territory. And they do it from their dignity.