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Indigenous Justice in Ecuador


The 2008 Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador establishes Ecuador as a plurinational and intercultural country. One of


Awajún community justice


The people of the Peruvian Amazon have the goal of building an autonomous and intercultural justice system that reincorporates


Ecuador: National Mobilization suspended and an uncertain dialogue is established


The Act for Peace marked a truce between the Government and the Indigenous organizations that promoted the National Strike that paralyzed the whole country. However, the political environment has not calmed down and society is


The time of Buen Vivir in Chile: power returns to its legitimate owners

The results of Chile’s elections for the Constitutional Convention marked a breaking point in the country’s history. At the same time as the particracy is demolished and the political class defeated, the epicenter of decision-making finds its way back to the people. Right now, indigenous


Ethnicities, bodies and freedoms destroyed in social protest in Southwest Colombia

Peaceful and anonymous protests have broken out simultaneously in hundreds of cities and towns around Colombia. The main protagonists are young people of different origins and backgrounds who have decided to form the mouthpiece for the widespread malaise of a country ravaged by an immutable


The cost of fighting for Indigenous people and environmental rights in Russia

Coal mining is destroying the forests of Siberia. Contamination of the taiga and rivers is harming the Shor people, who live from hunting, gathering and fishing. Anyone who stands up to the government and companies in defence of the right to nature suffers threats and harassment.

Peru’s elections: a country in search of its identity

Pedro Castillo's first-round victory surprised the country and the region. The rural teacher has an ability to represent the Indigenous and peasant identity while also personifying a discourse of change. As the run-off approaches, Keiko Fujimori has been unable to shake off her father's image


Indigenous governor murdered in Colombia: the limits of the Nasa People’s resistance

The young Indigenous governor of Cauca was murdered for her decision to expel legal and illegal armed actors from the territory and put an end to illicit crops. After her murder, the “Minga indígena hacia adentro” organized collective action in a demonstration of their autonomy and governance.


Philippines: false accusations, persecution and imprisonment of Indigenous women

Rachel Mariano and Betty Belén, Indigenous women and human rights advocates share their incarceration stories due to trumped-up charges and evidence. The cause of their persecution is clear: they defend their ancestral lands. Because of their activities, their families and communities also


Aboriginal people in Australia: the most imprisoned people on Earth

Aboriginal incarceration rates are much higher than the general Australian population. Moreover, Indigenous women represent 34% of the total number of inmates. As if this wasn’t enough, the legal and welfare systems are removing Indigenous children from their families and culture, serving as a


Latin America: criminalization of Indigenous and environmental advocates increases

In the middle of a climate crisis, those who advocate for the environment are persecuted for exercising their right to social protest. As guardians of nature, Indigenous people are the most affected. On many occasions, economic groups use the State’s power to take away legitimacy and


The man-woman among America’s indigenous peoples


The global LGBTTTIQA+ movement’s historical struggle against the criminalization, pathologizing and discrimination of their identities has had a significant impact on different nation states, to the degree of civil rights




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