Lilian is the secretary of the regional office of the Agricultural Workers Union, CNTC, Honduras, where she organises and supports women within the community. Lilian has led a land occupation in opposition to landgrabs by wealthy landowners in Progreso, Honduras. She was arrested and faces up to10 years in prison.  The case has been dragging on for six years but she perseveres. Lilian will not stop until she gets what it is hers. 

"It is women who have to face poverty every day. It is women who have to fetch water to bathe our children. Now as women we are confronting the mining companies because we need the natural resources. We are fighting for what is ours."  Lilian Borjas
Lilian Borjas is part of the Documentary 'In Defence of Our Lands about land and environmental rights campaigners in Latin America.
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