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International Women’s Day 2014: Celebrating women in the Amazon

March 13, 2014

Dear Friends,

At WECAN and WECC we are celebrating International Women's Day by celebrating the remarkable efforts of women around the world who care for their families and communities under extreme environmental hardships and injustices. Today we want to highlight women defending their way of life and lands in the Amazon. Last October women from 7 different indigenous tribes of the Ecuadorian Amazon marched to Quito defend their lands from aggressive oil and mining policies. WECAN and WECC have been collaborating with Amazon Watch to support the Amazonian women in their courageous efforts. Beginning on March 8th in Coca, Eduador there will be a poignant photo exhibit by Felipe Jacome showing the women who marched and sharing their stories. Please see the link to the photos and testimonials


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