Patricia Henao Saavedra
Virtual spaces strengthen ties for Brazil's indigenous women
July 18, 2022
A new generation of Indigenous women are honoring their ancestry to advocate for their communities and connect their people.
In the Amazon, a climate linchpin, Pact’s Vanessa Coronado builds indigenous capacity to protect rights, the environment
March 7, 2022
It was late 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic had been halting life around the world for months. The Amazon region was no exception, but Pact’s team and local partners there were determined to not let...
“Virtual touches”: Five ways technology is helping indigenous organizations mobilize in the Amazon
March 11, 2021
Like many other indigenous leaders in the time of Covid-19, Telma Taurepang sees the virtual world as the best way to mobilize and stay in touch – and sometimes the only way. Being able to “see” each...
In the Brazilian Amazon, Telma Taurepang inspires indigenous women to fight for their land and rights
March 1, 2021
Telma Taurepang comes from a long line of activists. She lives in the Brazilian state of Roraima, in the Amazonian region of Amajari, where her family has fought for decades for the demarcation...
Pact local partner holds first virtual assembly of Amazonian indigenous women across Brazil
December 29, 2020
To protect their communities from Covid-19, indigenous peoples in the Amazon have had to find alternative ways to stay in touch to continue to advocate for their territories and rights. The women...
International Human Rights Day and land governance: A key indigenous right
December 10, 2020
By the SCIOA project team Indigenous communities have a spiritual connection with their territories that is reflected culturally and economically. Land bonds because it allows a collective sense of...
International Day of Rural Women: Empowering women-led indigenous organizations in the Amazon
October 15, 2020
Historically, our world has been one dominated by men. For much of history, for example, the right to own property wasn’t afforded to women. Today, around the world, women continue to face...
Raising the voices of indigenous organizations across the Amazon region
August 5, 2020
“Indigenous women need autonomy, a voice and a light.” This is how Telma Taurepang describes the challenges that her community has long faced. She serves as coordinator for União das Mulheres...