You represent the symbol of the struggle that is giving hope to this world, showing that resistance is a valid strategy. We cannot surrender everything to fear. The struggle is our alternative and that is why, we’re all in this together.
Many women know their history, and many women know how to confront the same situation. You are the strength. You won’t ever go on your knees, and we will all resist together.
~ Graça Samo, World March of Women International Coordinator, in appreciation of the testimony of Maxima Acuña, an indigenous woman and natural resources defender from Cajamarca, Peru
This past year, Thousand Currents was thrilled to support World March of Women, a global feminist movement connecting grassroots groups and organizations working to eliminate the root causes of poverty and violence against women.
From October 23rd to 25th, activists from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the US, and Venezuela met in Cajamarca, Peru to participate in the Fourth Regional Gathering, from which the powerful quote above was spoken.