Bernarda López Ramírez
In the rural areas, there is a lot of discrimination and machismo, the patriarchal power is so strong there. The fact that we got organised in women’s groups has been very important.
Bernarda López Ramírez is a Xinca indigenous rights defender. She is member of an indigenous women movement that works to protect the land and environmental rights of the local communities. Bernarda is also stuggling against the patriarchal system and machismo within her own community, and she tries to involve more women in all the decision-making processes in the local indigenous committees.