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Criminalized Indigenous Women Environmental Defenders from Ecuador Demand their Rights at Inter-American Commission for Human Rights


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Criminalized Indigenous Women Environmental Defenders from Ecuador Demand their Rights at Inter-American Commission for Human Rights

EarthRights

WASHINGTON - A delegation of indigenous and mestiza women environmental defenders from Ecuador will present their experiences of systemic criminalization and repression perpetrated by the Ecuadorian government for protecting the Amazon Rainforest from oil contamination at a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights today. They hope that sharing their experiences will not only shed light on how Ecuador has violated their rights but also pressure Ecuador to change its practices of both perpetrating and permitting abuse of women defenders, especially those who are indigenou

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Apparently concern for human rights extends only as far as the gates of the London embassy.