Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Caracas, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA: The issue of mercury poisoning and environmental pollution is one that has been studied for decades, but new data is indicating that women, especially indigenous women, are exceptionally vulnerable to an unhealthy rise in their bodies with the toxic metal mercury. Indicators are pointing now to locations […]

Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

Indigenous woman chief brings Canada separation and politics together

WNN Breaking (WNN/NWI) Victoria Island, Ottowa, CANADA: In January advocates at the Nobel Women’s Initiative released a statement in support of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and the Idle No More movement in Canada, and globally. Today, after numerous public calls for her to end her ‘liquid only’ hunger strike to end indigenous discrimination and a […]

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]