Stories about Latin America

June 6, 2018

We want to see “our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life.”

"What we want [to appear] in this word cloud are our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life."

“To show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle”

"I would like this word cloud to show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle."

“Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity”

"Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity such as its flora, fauna, the spirits that protect us.."

“We also want our rights to be respected.”

"our rights, especially those of women have been violated by the big transnational corporations.."

“There is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community”

"there is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community that goes back many years"

“Some of the words that should be linked to feminicide should be justice and sentence”

"the correct words that should be used to explain feminicide and that fall within Bolivian law should be that in a feminicide there was justice without delay.."

“We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news about feminicide”

"We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news, which is more than just facts and figures. It is about a woman who suffered and died because of violence."

“The legal system and judges could follow up, minimize the risks, and guarantee the victim’s access to justice”

"I believe that given the commitment and immediate attention by civil society, an attempted feminicide can be identified thanks to public policies, the will of the state, and the funds assigned for security."

“The risks of violence against women and feminicide legitimize machismo and stigmas about women in society”

"The slowness in the investigation and judgments of the cases demonstrate the absence of the State's willingness to work for gender, education and prevention that would benefit women's rights."

“We have local knowledge that our grandparents taught us.”

"Each indigenous people has its stories, legends, founding myths, and processes for community and of struggle."