This weekend was the first workshop for indigenous youth in defense of their territory in the Madre de Dios region in Peru. The event was co-organized by LifeMosaic, FENAMAD (the indigenous federation of the River Madre de Dios and its tributaries), and EarthRights International.
More than 20 young people from different indigenous communities attended the workshop. The workshop was designed to help train and empower young indigenous leaders to defend and protect their rights, through learning about territorial rights, legal strategies, and communications tools.
The workshop was a space for exchanges and reflections that allowed us to recommit to continue working to strengthen the leadership of young people and contribute to their training and skill building in defense of their rights, territory, and identity.