The lack of statistical data and effective public policies within the Maria da Penha Law are factors that favor the invisibility of cases of domestic violence against indigenous women. Without the expressive action of government authorities, independent movements struggle against feminicide and for the basic rights of indigenous people. Professor and activist Kunha Poty Rendy, who works in the Guarani Kaiowá kunhangue Aty women's movement, Mato Grosso do Sul, is one of those responsible for mapping and promoting talks on the subject in 15 villages in the state.
A member of the movement since 2006, she did not imagine that learning how to seek help in cases of violence could, one day, be worth so much to herself. Exactly eight years ago, Kunha Poty Rendy suffered the first physical and psychological aggressions, which culminated in the attempted feminicide by her ex-partner, with whom she has a 9-year-old son.
Today, still under constant persecution and withdrawal the guardianship of the child, the teacher struggles, even when she is unemployed, to pay lawyers to help her get her son's permanent custody. Due to the situation of vulnerability, Kunha Poty Rendy depends on donations to maintain her basic needs and those of her son. To help the family, just contact us by phone (67) 9634-2972.