I am Bettina Cruz, a Global Fund for Women-supported activist in Mexico. We have been fighting for twelve years to defend our lands against foreign development, which creates inequality and conflict in the territories of Istmo de Tehuantepec in Oaxaca. Our land is very important for our way of living, for our nutrition, for our rituals, for our economic activities, for everything. Therefore, land grabbing takes away our essence, our lives, eroding our social fabric and breaking our lives apart. It’s important to start to be aware of this impact.
Learn more about Bettina Cruz’s organization Comité de Mujeres de la Asamblea de Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio at https://www.facebook.com/APIIDTT/