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The roles of women and men are codified in Yanomami society. There is a specific and complex model of division of labor between them, designed to meet the needs of the entire community, with a view to ensuring the subsistence and well-being of each family . The Yanomami gender relations are marked by asymmetry , as they should not be automatically interpreted through the equation dominant men / subordinate women, since positions alternate according to social circumstances.

Mulheres Yanomami nuas com a pele coberta de pinturas

childhood and adolescence

It is clear that the life of children in xapono is characterized by significant freedom and
the learning process takes place through imitation and participation in adult activities, and it is true that they suffer from the social changes that impact today. For this reason, Secoya advocates expanding the spectrum of its activities, seeking to guarantee the rights granted to them as children and as indigenous peoples.


Risk management has become an important and institutional element considering the hostile environment in which we operate and the impact of public policies that have stimulated violence in the countryside and disrespect for current legislation regarding indigenous, environmental, social rights. and humans involved in some way. The reality of the pandemic intensified the climate of insecurity and even abandonment of indigenous populations, requiring adaptability and the construction of security protocols by organizations. Such protocols must account for individual and collective physical, institutional and  and digital, trying to include biosecurity elements for the future process of deconfinement, as well as aspects that strengthen policies to protect indigenous peoples in particular.

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