PUBLIC STATEMENT 005: AFRODESCENDANT WOMEN’S MOVEMENT FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND THE ANCESTRAL TERRITORIES

Solidarity with the 22 Black Colombian women protesting illegal mining and human rights abuses.

ACSN

For our friends in solidarity;
For our friends in the media that are concerned with the truth of our journey;
For all women

Our love for life is greater than our fear of death. We are in the Ministry of Interior with the Vice Minister of Participation, the Director of the Elite Command for Combatting Illegal Mining, the Unit for Formalizing Mining Titles, the Ministry of Mining, and the Ministry of Environment among others.

Many of our friends had to hold in their cries of righteous indignation in order to talk about how we are tired of the fact that this is the only way to make people listen to us. We are tired of having to explain again and again the ways in which our bodies have been violated. We are not going to put up with being forced to escape our homes at midnight because of threats. We…

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