Journalist with more than 12 years working in the field of human rights, focusing on women's issues and investigative reporting in Latin America. She has been a grantee of the International Women's Media Foundation, Fundación Gabo and Instituto Serrapilheira.

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Women Babassu Nutcrackers Demand Compliance with Legislation Protecting this Traditional Activity

Native to Brazil, babassu nuts grow mainly in the Cerrado savannas and the Amazon rainforest. For centuries, groups of women have cracked these nuts to survive, preserving this tradition in several Brazilian States. Although their activities are protected by the Babassu Access Act (Lei do Babaçu Livre), these women nevertheless continue to face legal and physical challenges in some States.