31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #16: Berta Cáceres


South Seattle Emerald

By Krista Lee Hanson

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be posting one story each day of March written by local citizen journalists about a revolutionary woman from history or today who has inspired them as women.

Berta Cáceres was a Honduran environmental activist, indigenous leader of the Lenca people, mother of four, and fearless critic of the multinational corporations that seek to convert her people’s ancestral land and water into profit. She was born on March 4th, 1973, and she was assassinated just two weeks ago on March 3rd, 2016. 

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