Eva Cristina Tecún
We think that life doesn’t belong only to human beings, we are not the only ones who are alive: life is in the water, in the land, in the animals, all these things that are not human beings are alive, but many times their right to life is denied.
Eva Cristina Tecun is an indigenous Maya K'iche human rights defender. She is one of the members of "Movimiento de mujeres indígenas Tz´ ununija", an organisation formed by groups of indigenous women. The movement has developed education, water and health projects for indigenous communities, with a special attention to gender issues. It also works to protect the environmental and land rights of the indigenous communities in the region.