Ashiñwaka Sapara Women’s Association

The women of the Sapara indigenous nation have suffered violence and discrimination—both within their communities and in the country’s urban centers. Therefore, the Association of Sapara Women of Ecuador, ASHIÑWAKA, was created in 2009 to respond to the critical need to protect the fundamental human rights of the Sapara women. The organization is legally recognized by the Ecuadorean government as well as the country’s national and regional level indigenous organizations.