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Ecuador: Amazonian women defend their land on International Women's Day01:45

Ecuador: Amazonian women defend their land on International Women's Day

Ecuador, Puyo
March 9, 2016 at 04:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Indigenous women marched in Puyo in the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza on International Women's Day, Tuesday, to call for the protection of the forest from oil exploration and the expansion of agricultural area frontiers.

The protesters, many dressed in indigenous clothes, chanted slogans and carried banners stating "Amazonian women defending their land" and opposing deforestation. Speaking to the crowd, one of the Indigenous activists said "we are tired that they exploit, they marginalise us, they use violence against our rights."

The protest march was organised against oil extraction and the deforestation across the Amazon.

Ecuador: Amazonian women defend their land on International Women's Day01:45
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Hundreds of Indigenous women marched in Puyo in the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza on International Women's Day, Tuesday, to call for the protection of the forest from oil exploration and the expansion of agricultural area frontiers.

The protesters, many dressed in indigenous clothes, chanted slogans and carried banners stating "Amazonian women defending their land" and opposing deforestation. Speaking to the crowd, one of the Indigenous activists said "we are tired that they exploit, they marginalise us, they use violence against our rights."

The protest march was organised against oil extraction and the deforestation across the Amazon.

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