PBI-Honduras observes the opening of the ¡Viva Berta! feminist camp in Tegucigalpa

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On May 5, the Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project posted: “Yesterday, we observed the opening of the Viva Berta feminist camp!”

Criterio.hn reports: “During the ninth day of the trial against David Castillo, who is allegedly responsible for being one of the co-perpetrators of the crime against Berta Cáceres, organizations inaugurated the ¡Viva Berta! feminist camp in front of the Supreme Court of Justice building in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.”

The article continues: “The general coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Bertha Zúniga Cáceres [who was three when her mother founded the organization] shared with Criterio.hn that the camp is an initiative of feminist organizations ‘to also accompany the demand for justice and ratify that this process is not only of interest to her daughters, her family or her organization COPINH, but also of the community of human rights in Honduras and outside Honduras’.”

Less than a year before she was murdered, Berta stated: “We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction. …Our Mother Earth – militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated – demands that we take action.”

A participant at the camp says: “We are going to be taking actions and we are inviting other colleagues to come to this space that belongs to all of us, so that we can reclaim the thought, the legacy and everything that Berta has left to each one of us.”

PBI-Honduras has accompanied COPINH since May 2016.

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