categories of 
violence

Violence is a word that has no translation in the Guarani and Kaiowá languages. What would come closest to the translation of this word would be reko va; that is to live or behave in a bad or negative way.

 

In this map you will find fifteen categories as ways in which violence affects our bodies as Kaiowá and Guarani women. Not all women think equally and categories overlap and cannot be understood independently from one another.

 

Our fight had to follow the karaí (non-indigenous) way of kuatia (documentation). We were forced to understand this violent process of decimation and colonisation of our bodies in Portuguese. It is important to note that writing about the process of decimation and colonisation of our bodies in the karaí language is in and of itself a violence.