Women, Land and Peace 2017

Dates: 20-28 October 2017
Locations: Guatemala and Honduras

Description

The Laureates were joined by human rights experts, journalists, philanthropists and a documentary filmmaker, on a fact-finding mission to gather first-hand accounts of violence perpetrated against women land-defenders including testimony from dozens of women’s organizations and Indigenous community leaders. They also met with politicians and diplomats from the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

#WomenLandPeace spotlighted the threats that women, rural, and Indigenous activists face in connection to foreign resource, energy, and large-scale agricultural projects—and highlighted the creative and brave resistance of the women-led social movements in protecting their communities from violence.

The delegation visited the Lenca territory to pay tribute to Berta Cáceres, the environmental defender and leader of COPINH (Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras).

She was assassinated the 3 March 2016.

Outcomes

#WomenLandPeace spotlighted the threats that women, rural, and Indigenous activists face in connection to foreign resource, energy, and large-scale agricultural projects—and highlighted the creative and brave resistance of the women-led social movements in protecting their communities from violence.

Laureates

Tawakkol Karman
Shirin Ebadi
Jody Williams
Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Partners

Fundacion Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Just Associates (JASS)

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Videos

Women, Land and Peace: Honduras

Women, Land and Peace: Guatemala

Photos

Women, Land and Peace