Chapter 8: Healing
Women defenders put their bodies, minds and spirit into their work defending human rights. The continuity of this work implies healing wounds in order to sustain struggles. The cosmovisions of indigenous communities teach us keys to healing processes through ancestral practices. Being part of a whole, letting go, forgiving, complementing, recognising and harmonising are essential parts of healing historic violence that women have experienced. Healing as a daily practice is key for the survival and protection of women defenders.