A group of Amazonian women in Ecuador have been fighting to preserve their rainforest against the incursions of ruthless political and commercial interests whose only aim is to extract short-term profit without regard for the interests of the indigenous people or the long-term health of the forest. These women have been attacked for their efforts, and their lives are at risk. So far the Ecuadorian government has failed to act to protect them or to identify and pursue their attackers. The women’s names are Patricia Gualinga, Nema Grefa, Salomé Aranda and Margoth Escobar.
Sign the petition at Amnesty International’s page, and/or send an email directly to the Ecuadorian Embassy in Washington, DC.