#100Days100Women Day 85: Mama Tingo was a Dominican farmer and land rights activist. She bravely
stood against the plunder of peasant lands in the Dominican Republic and was
widely respected, especially by fellow rural women. In 1975 MamaTingo was
assassinated by a man hired by the man who was trying to dispossess the peasants
of their land (this despite attempting to defend herself with a machete).
However, her work still lead to over 300 farmers retaining the rights to her
land. Today she is considered a martyr and heroine of the rights or poor &