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Alenir Ximendes and Janete Ferreira, Brazil

On their journey through Europe, the indigenous activits Alenir (headmistress) and Janete (health commissioner), Guaraní-Kaiowá from Brazil, talked about the life as indigenous women, mothers, and guardians of the tradition.

The women focussed especially on topics that address women like sexualized violence, discrimination and mistreatment in public hospitals and healthcare, especially concerning obstetrics. They reported on their traditional culture and the fight for its preservation.

The rightward shift of Brazil's current government has already meant further restrictions of the rights of indigenous groups, as well as an increase of violence against them and a criminalization of indigenous organizations.