Dra. Morna Macleod

CAWN: Talk by Morna Macleod – In Defense of Mother Earth: The Struggle of Doña Crisanta against a mining corporation in Guatemala


November, 2013

Last October CAWN co-organized a meeting about women organized against corporate mining in Guatemala and the new ‘good living’ (buen vivir) school of thought. Morna Macleod is the co-author of a new book on a Mayan woman’s life and struggle against Goldcorp, the first open-pit goldmine in Guatemala:

CAWN interviewed Morna about her views on the future for Guatemalan women human rights defenders and the struggle for human and environmental rights versus corporation’s rights:


Obtained from the Central America Women’s Network webpage

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Among the public of the situation of women in Central America, the possible impacts of international, regional or national policies on women’s rights and the ways in which these threats are being exposed and resisted by women’s organisations throughout the region.

Strengthen advocacy and campaigning efforts

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To develop CAWN’s capacity to respond to requests for support and solidarity from women in the region so that they can oppose unjust policies and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies.

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