Tag Archives : The Struggle for Survival: Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Kripa Sigdel (Nepal)

She always use to say ‘No matter how you fall, how you pick yourself back that counts the most’ and thisis one of the thing I am so impressed about and what makes me feel that this women i  know is going to do wonders in the world for good. She is vary caring, very […]



Madeleine Hamsétou Ouédraogno (Burkina Faso)

Coordinator at Koom Association Coordinator of an NGO which operates in rural areas with women and girls: number 5000 business areas literacy / education, agriculture, livestock, environment protection, health, rights and citizenship, culture of peace, communication for behavior change all that relates to the development of the vulnerable population in rural areas. Association aims the […]

Medea Benjamin (United States of America)

“We who oppose war, and who now represent the majority of Americans, must force our representatives to represent us.” ————————————— Update: Up to 2009, Benjamin engaged in numerous protests involving U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; U.S. President George W. Bush; U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, among others. […]


Mary Soledad Perpiñan (Philippines)

————————————————- Update: Sister Mary Soledad Perpinan   Sr. M. Soledad Perpiñan passed away on 26 July 2011.   http://www.goodshepherdsisters.org.ph/calls ————————————————- “My body is complaining of the hardness of my arthritic knee. Maybe it is my body that absorbed all the pain and brokenness. But my spirit mercifully did not. One does what one believes is […]

Miao Women Weaving Group(China)

  The Miao Women Weaving Group Celebrate First Harvest of the Year Author/Ma Jiuju     Translator/Li Jing Miao people often have a lot of festivals. Almost every other day they will have a festival. Villagers usually are tired because they do farm work every day, but festal arriving can enrich their daily life. The […]



Huang Yirong(China)

  Qiu Sao Interviewer/ Ma Jiu ju    Translator/Zhao Jing Editor’s Remark:  Mrs. Qiu is a great lady who has engaged in ecological farming for almost eight years. She believes that ecological farming brings us not only healthy food, but also benefits to her son.  And the hard working in ecological farming won’t stop her […]

Song Zhongmin(China)

  A Bashan Woman’s Blueprint Interviewers/Ma Jiuju      Translator/ Zhao Jing     Collator/ Li Jing My name is Zhongmin Song. My husband and I had worked in big cities for many years. In 2012, my mother-in-law and I went back to our hometown-Ningqiang, Shaanxi for health reasons. The doctor said the food issues and […]



Domitila Barrios de Chungara (Bolivia)

————————- Update: Bolivians have paid tribute to Domitila Barrios de Chungara, long-time social activist, union leader, feminist, revolutionary, and national heroine who died March 13 2012 in Cochabamba at the age of 74.   https://nacla.org/blog/2012/3/15/remembering-domitila-making-bolivian-history ————————- I want to leave future generations the only valid inheritance: a free country and social justice.” ‘Let me speak’ […]

Rokeya Kabir (Bangladesh)

————————————– After 10 years (2015): Despite the very difficult years between 2002 and 2009, when BNPS as an organisation and Rokeya Kabir personally had to go through a lot of constraints due to governmentt reprisal, Rokeya and a few others did not give up. Although they had to let go most of their staff, as […]


Mukhtar Mai (Pakistan)

  Mukhtar Mai was born in 1972, in a small village in Pakistan. She only knew Koran and she often taught children to read Koran. People in village was poor and they were often oppressed by the richer class. A serious tragedy happened when she was 30.   In June 2002, Mai’s brother Shakur was […]