Indigenous women in Latin America are at the forefront of efforts to protect human rights and Mother Earth. The women of the Network of Women in Defence of Mother Earth in Bolivia, such as Margarita Aquino, and Doña Máxima of Peru, are leading the charge to oppose extractive industries. Women like María Eugenia are part of intentional community of Mária Auxiliadora in Bolivia,  educating on how violence against women is connected to violence against the Earth. Photo credit: Photo credit: Maxima Acuña