Organización de Mujeres Indígenas Amazónicas Wanaaleru
Based in the state of Amazonas in a region affected by mining, this self-led, community-based organisation promotes the empowerment and rights of Indigenous women and girls. The group recognises the multiple forms of oppression experienced by Indigenous women and girls, which is rooted both in patriarchy and colonialism. Wanaaleru strengthens its members’ capacities by organising assemblies and providing trainings on Indigenous feminism and women’s rights. The group also engages in advocacy: they have spoken in the Venezuelan National Assembly and contributed to reviewing a draft law on protecting the Amazon region.