Peacebuilding en Las Américas 

Ten Kichwa women leaders Take Trauma Healing workshop in Cotacachi, Ecuador

by Monica Maher, Peacebuilding en las Americás Initiative Coordinator 

Ten Kichwa women leaders of Jambi Mascari took the Trauma Healing workshop July 4-6 in Cotacachi, offered by Aymara facilitator Carmen Rosa Ccallomamani, Beatriz Villareal of the Regional Foundation of Consultation on Human Rights (INREDH) and Mónica Maher.  Carmen Rosa, a Mercy Sister, traveled from Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru to co-facilitate.  The Kichwa leaders were delighted to get to know her in the very joyous and productive interchange of indigenous women of the AVP Andean community, held as the biggest indigenous festival of the year, Inti Raymi, ended without violent incident.  The main objective of the Kichwa women is adapting the workshops for illiterate, indigenous rural women in their area.