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The Kukama indigenous women deserve recognition for their efforts

Finally the efforts of the Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana community has paid off with a landmark ruling by a Peruvian court. The ruling stated that the Marañón River can have legal rights! The Kukama indigenous women of the Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana community have been fighting for the rights of the Marañón River for a while now.
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The river is a source of sustenance for the people living around the area, including the people of the Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana community. However, with the oil spills coming from the oil production companies nearby, the river has become polluted to a great extent, and continues to do so.
These women claim that Nature, just like corporations, have basic rights to exist, and to be free from pollution. And just like corporations, they can’t represent themselves. So, the indigenous women from the Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana community are the “guardians, defenders and representatives of the Marañón River and its tributaries''.
The court has now recognised these women as the representatives for the legal rights of the river. This opens an opportunity for future litigation and the Marañón River will have a right to fight for its rights! Much love and more power to the women of this community for fighting towards bringing about this landmark ruling.



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    • Gorffly mokua

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      This is commendable. Their perseverance & determination have resulted in a landmark ruling by a Peruvian court, which is a significant step towards promoting environmental justice.

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        @gorffly_mokua Indeed, their perseverance and determination have paid off tremendously.

      • Vermeer Xie

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        A great milestone and we shall all continue our journey to safeguard nature's rights! 💚

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        • Gorffly mokua

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          @ke_vermeer_xie To more climate conscious decisions 💚

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          Hats off to these womens, they absolutely deserve it 💯 💚💚💚

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          • George Kariuki

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            Absolutely love this!! The Kukama women are HEROES for the Marañón River! Let's hope this inspires more action to protect our environment.

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            • Jane Wangui

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              This is impressive...we all should follow in the foot steps of these courageous women and make the world a better place than it already is.

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              • Princess

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                This is monumental victory for environmental justice and sustainability. Admirable perseverance!💚

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                • winnie nguru

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                  Women are such significant agents of change especially when things are done right at the grassroot. They own the change and implement it to yield beautiful results

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                  • Ann Nyambura

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                    A victory for both environmental justice and indigenous rights

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                  • walter lungayi

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                    This is a significant victory for the Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana community and the Kukama indigenous women. It sets a powerful precedent for recognizing the rights of nature and the agency of local communities in environmental stewardship.

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                    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                      Great move. Such recognition serves a great purpose in Appreciating the efforts of climate change fighters

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                      • Bo

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                        They deserve it 💯

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                        • Gorffly mokua

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                          @Bo 💚💚

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                        • Esther Wanjiku

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                          They are exceptional in their calling and deserve all the recognition.

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