Stories from May, 2018
“They would like to tell people what they experienced during the natural disaster that struck the city.”
"...we cannot talk about bad things when there are also many good things done by us [young people] in Esmeraldas."
“They shouldn’t see indigenous peoples only in terms of development, they shouldn't see us exclusively as projects.”
"I believe that not understanding the diverse initiatives that indigenous peoples offer can have harmful effects for our permanency in the territories."
“We are not only victims, we are not only a minority, we are indigenous women”
"...we are indigenous women, we are culture, we are tradition, we are land autonomy, we are protectors and the guarantee that we conserve Mother Nature."
“Now we are in the peace process in Colombia, and women’s voices are very important for this.”
"We have fought for this topic [political participation] a lot because we haven’t been able to achieve it yet, but we keep going.
“Women are identified as representing the territory, so women are sacred”
"We, the Arhuaco women have great importance."
“Yes, the Afro people are music, dance, culture, but they are also are a creator of knowledge”
"The [Afro] People's struggle has been made invisible. Everything that the Afro People are doing and saying is not being told or documented."