115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Indigenous Mothers Social Activism

Mary Cappelli, Nevada State College

Women non-governmental organizations, such as globalmother.org have employed digital media as a powerful tool to affirm the reproductive rights of indigenous women and to advocate for women’s rights in terms of food and water security and women’s equality and empowerment. In this presentation, I discuss how indigenous mother social activism interacts with global digital communication in repertoires of action to mobilize global support and collective action around indigenous struggles. 

Proposal: 

Women non-governmental organizations, such as globalmother.org have employed digital media as a powerful tool to affirm the reproductive rights of indigenous women and to advocate for women’s rights in terms of food and water security and women’s equality and empowerment. Globalmother accompanies grassroots leaders, human rights defenders and community organizations in Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania with on the ground placed-based solutions and social media activism.  In this presentation, I discuss how indigenous mother social activism interacts with global digital communication in repertoires of action to mobilize global support and collective action around indigenous struggles.