March 8th: International Women’s Day

 

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Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J. and Berta Caceres, 2013

On Thursday, March 3, 2016 Berta Caceres was murdered in Honduras.

Honduran indigenous leader Berta Caceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project, was shot to death Thursday by attackers who broke into her home, authorities said.

Caceres, a 40-year-old Lenca Indian activist, had complained of receiving death threats from police, soldiers and local landowners because of her work.

Tomas Membreno, a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras, said at least two assailants broke into the home and shot Caceres in the town of La Esperanza. http://wapo.st/21jlQvj

As we consider the role of girls and women in the Global Goals established by the United Nations, let us remember the courage and the work of Berta Caceres.

For further consideration

Pain and Rage for the Loss of Berta Cáceres  by Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J. on the Ignatian Solidarity Network, 3/7/16

A killing in Honduras shows that it may be the world’s deadliest country for environmentalists in the Washington Post 3/3/16

Image: Ignatian Solidarity Net

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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