Patricia Henao Saavedra
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...
Return and always return
April 22, 2021
In addition to absorbing carbon dioxide, the Amazon forests are home to countless species of animals and provide food, medicine and shelter to diverse groups that...
“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...
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...