Webinar: The Power of Indigenous Women in Protecting Forests and Biodiversity
Please join us on Wednesday, 9 August, at 12 pm UTC for a special online event bringing together Indigenous Peoples, including Indigenous women leaders, from Latin America as we celebrate their achievements and recognise their struggles as they advocate for the defence of their social, cultural, economic, holistic, and political world vision as an effective response to forest and biodiversity loss.
Register now to be part of the event — don’t miss this opportunity!
Indigenous women are frontline and vital actors in the preservation of traditional knowledge and biodiversity worldwide. Indigenous Peoples represent less than 5 per cent of the global population but protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity. The loss of the world’s forests has severe impacts on their political, cultural, and economic ways of life. The innovations, practices, cosmovisions, cultures and identities of Indigenous Peoples are essential in our struggle to protect the earth and its forests.
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, join us for this unique online gathering to affirm Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, self-determination, health, free, prior and informed consent, cultural traditions, and customs, and to recognise their role in protecting and caring for the natural world. The event will encourage the exchange of knowledge and strengthen Indigenous women’s leadership in community conservation and traditional knowledge as an effective response to forest and biodiversity degradation.
Register now to benefit from the opportunity to hear directly from Indigenous leaders and support global efforts to address the inequalities, current agendas and struggles faced by Indigenous Peoples.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, and Spanish.
When: Wednesday, 9 August at 12 pm UTC
Where: Online Zoom Meeting – Register now to secure your place
Moderator: Juana Vera Delgado
Bernarda Pesoa, Qom Indigenous people, Paraguay / National Coordination for Rural and Indigenous Women (CONAMURI)
Modesta Medina, Guarani Indigenous people, Bolivia
Muskuy Tisoy, Inga Indigenous people, Colombia
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