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 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 […]

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

Indigenous forest peoples worldwide seek greater inclusion

WNN Breaking (WNN) Moreton-in-Marsh, ENGLAND: With a combined effort to ensure policies that promote the inclusion of indigenous people worldwide who face corporate development land projects without their consent or cooperation, indigenous groups are calling upon the GIF – Global Environment Facility to help bring better standards and safety to what is often “a rushed […]