Particularly, these mining projects resulted in the contamination of the rivers of the Cuenca and of the protected forest Molleturo-Mollepungo. Environmental degradation, in turn, affected the communities’ rights to food, work, and health. This harm motivated a number of massive pacific mobilizations. In the frontline of the protests, were women who defended their rights, and those of their communities.
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