Késia, 32, testified in defense of a leadership, wrongly accused of a crime, has been arrested and threatened with death.
Marked to Die
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Marked to Die
A special series with ten women profiles who are threatened with death for their struggle for land and forest in the Brazilian state of Pará, in conjunction with the newspaper Diário de Pará. According to the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), South and Southeast of Pará concentrate most of the conflicts in the field. CPT reported earlier in the year a list with the names of 38 people at risk of death in South and Southeast of the Brazilian state, because of their struggle for land rights. Ten are women.
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.
Sister of Maria, murdered with Zé Cláudio, says that the judgment of the accused was worse than murder.
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.