Késia, 32, testified in defense of a leadership, wrongly accused of a crime, has been arrested and threatened with death.
Unafraid to take the lead of the Landless Movement in a state where they are killed by farmers, Maria Raimunda goes ahead.
The farmer’s wife phrase summarizes a series of threats suffered by Nadia Pinho da Silva, rural leadership in Santana do Araguaia, Pará State.
The leader began to fight for land at age 10; at 22, she heard from a gunman that she could only get land underneath her.
The daughter of Francisco Macedo was shot when confused with his father, who coordinated the occupation of an abandoned farm.
In Rondon do Pará, many workers were killed, than no man wants to be leader. All leadership is composed of women.
Woman president of rural syndicate lives escorted by two companions and can not live with the grandchildren for not to expose them to risk.
A Pública and Diario de Pará bring the stories of ten women whose lives are threatened by fighting for their rights and for the preservation of the forest.
Sister of Maria, murdered with Zé Cláudio, says that the judgment of the accused was worse than murder.
Widow, she became president of the union and went on to denounce the slave labor on farms in Rondon do Pará.