“We are deceived mothers” were the words of one of the 3 mothers that joined us during our last 5 day workshop with girls in Paoyan in mid July. “We did not know we could get pregnant.” “This is why … Continue reading Motherhood as a choice: Lessons from our own mothers.
I still vividly remember the first day I went to the primary school in the community of Bena Jema. It was a hot, steamy Monday that I went with my colleague and fellow Eco-selva volunteer Anna, who had already been … Continue reading A Healthy Breakfast Once a Week
On July 1st, the ‘small two women-wandering-clinic’ finished its month’s work in the urban community of Jhon Hocking – I’ve always thought this community should be spelt John Hawking but Jhon Hocking is how it appears on the street signs. … Continue reading The ‘Small Two-Women-Wandering Clinic’ Keeps Moving
El Dorado, “an inexhaustible treasure trove”, “the last, as yet unfinished page of Genesis”; for centuries, the Amazon has been the site of utopias, real and imagined. These have often been home-grown, as with so many indigenous millenarian movements: from … Continue reading Whose Development? Indigenous Peoples and Megaprojects in the Peruvian Amazon