Sheryl Lightfoot is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and author of
Elsa Stamatopoulou is Director of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and author of
Yifat Susskind, MADRE, 2023. "No Borders on Gender Justice and Indigenous Peoples' Rights: The Power of Transnational Solidarity and Exchange", Indigenous Peoples and Borders, Sheryl Lightfoot, Elsa Stamatopoulou
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This chapter gives insight into how cross-border solidarity movements can be constructed and sustained by examining MADRE, a community-based international human rights organization advocating for Indigenous women and girls. Using case studies of social justice campaigns across the US-Mexico border, this chapter explores the mechanisms by which networks of protection for Indigenous women and girls can be built simultaneously at grassroots and global levels. Ultimately, these networks strengthen both international and transnational solidarity movements and advocacy and provide community-level resources to defend the rights of Indigenous women and girls.