Violence Against Indigenous Women in the Americas

The links between colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy and violence against Indigenous women in the Americas were made evident throughout the virtual forum. Participants underlined more than once the fact that colonization and exploitation of Indigenous lands and resources further deepen colonization and exploitation of their bodies, communities, culture and spirituality. Violence of colonization and exploitation is reproduced at different scales starting with homes to international scene.

Femicide refers to a violent act of homicide due to one’s identification as a woman, whereas feminicide refers to a systemic process that creates the conditions under which gendered violence can occur, such as colonialism.