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European Development Days event: Rural and community-led initiatives by and for indigenous women

16 June 2021 @ 11:50 - 12:35 CEST

People-centred action: Debating gender-based and indigenous approaches to sustainability in Latin America and Africa

This lab debate would be used to discuss community-led initiatives exploring the linkages among climate justice, biodiversity conservation and gender, specifically addressing those initiated by indigenous women. The debate would engage participants in understanding the aspects of a feminist approach to climate responses via case studies from Africa and Latin America.

Key questions:

  • What led to the success of some forest-based communities in controlling and preserving their land?
  • How can women’s access to natural resources, notably land, be increased?
  • How can we link ecology and feminism and encourage the adoption of gender responsive policies?
  • How does strengthening communities foster environmental protection?
  • How do we capture indigenous knowledge to increase resilience?
Moderator is Jeanette Sequeira, Gender Programme Coordinator, Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Speaker, Sevidzem Ernestine Lekeiki, Board Chair/Women Empowerment Officer, Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW)


Organised by Policy Forum for Development, Articulacion Feminist a Marcosur and WECF International


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