Resource Extraction Destroys Guatemala Social Fabric

Sandra Moran marches alongside other activists to demand respect for women’s rights and end to violence against women. | Photo: Facebook / Sandra Moran

Resource extraction projects destroy the land and social fabric, and both are fundamental for the lives of women and communities. The land is history, identity, beauty, culture, and life, and the social fabric is relations, history, future, heritage, culture, and identities. Women are directly affected by the changes that happen to the land.

Heather Gies, from teleSUR English, spoke to Sandra Moran, feminist artist, human rights activist, and member of the Guatemalan Congress, to learn more about the impact of resource extraction on women’s rights.

You can read the full piece here on the teleSUR English website.

Categories: Gender, Resource Extraction

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