Poverty, low levels of education and illiteracy, limited access to health care, basic sanitation, credit, and employment, limited participation in political life, and domestic and sexual violence are all prevalent problems among indigenous women. Besides, their right to self-determination, self-governance and control of resources and ancestral lands have been violated over centuries.
Still, Indigenous women are ensuring that traditional knowledge is carried over from generation to generation.
Language Activist Letitia Petersen tells us more.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Voices: Letitia Petersen (Nama)
Music: "Anania2, by The Baba Project, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.