This Wednesday (13), on the last day of the 3rd March of Indigenous Women, held in Brasília (DF), there was a long walk to the Esplanada and a meeting with the participation of five ministers from the Lula government. During this dialogue table, which marked the end of the mobilization, a set of acts was signed to implement public policies to protect and strengthen indigenous women in their territories.
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One of the highlights was the technical cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples (MPI) and the Ministry of Women, which represents the commitment of both parties to develop strategies and actions aimed at preventing violence against indigenous women. The head of the MPI, Sônia Guajajara, drew attention to the various forms of violence that indigenous women suffer, exemplifying the impeachment process of deputy Célia Xakriabá (PSOL/MG).
“There are many forms of violence, machismo that we face in our spaces and here in Brasília we also face a lot of political violence. This makes many women even give up on competing to occupy these positions because there is really hostility against us”, highlighted Guajajara, who was elected federal deputy and took leave to take on the role. “We need to strengthen candidacies and our national mobilization of indigenous women”, added the minister.
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The Minister of Women, Cida Gonçalves, highlighted the Technical Cooperation agreement between the two ministries to develop and implement care flows for indigenous women in situations of violence. “We need to have a policy to combat violence”, emphasized Cida, adding that the result of this partnership work aims to have legal protection, humanized care, economic autonomy, and women’s empowerment.
The application of the first specialized protocol of care for indigenous women will be at the Brazilian Women’s House in Dourados, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The implementation of Indigenous Women’s Houses by biome (Caatinga, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, Pampa, Pantanal and Amazon) was also announced. ).
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The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Luciana Santos, highlighted that her department’s commitment is to study how to bring connectivity to villages. “This is a necessity for us to promote sustainable development, access to information for indigenous peoples,” she explained.
The Minister of Racial Equality, Anielle Franco, spoke about the importance of the transversality of racial and indigenous issues within the federal government. “We know the importance of this transversality and that is why we fight so hard to listen to the movements, civil society and to be together with the federal government because this is important”, she highlighted.
Finally, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, highlighted the existing relations between her portfolio and that of Indigenous Peoples and criticized the time frame project currently being processed in the Senate. “That time frame is an affront to common sense, ethics and intelligence. They want to regularize the land of those who have occupied it recently and who have been here for thousands of years”, asked Marina.
The final document summarizing the III March of Indigenous Women has not yet been released. The mobilization took place in Brasília between the 11th and 13th of September and this year’s theme was “Women Biomes in Defense of Biodiversity through Ancestral Roots”, organized by the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestry (Anmiga).
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Source: BdF Distrito Federal
Editing: Márcia Silva