HerstoryofChange – Karen’s Story

The gender just climate solution winner FUNDAECO, partly led by Karen Dubois, benefits from a unique development model. It is grounded on forest conservation by indigenous peoples, while ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls in 100 Maya and Q’eqchi communities in Guatemala.

In 2019, Karen was one of the winners of the Gender Just Climate Solution Awards. This is a yearly event at the UNFCCC Climate Summit, organized by WECF International and the Women & Gender Constituency.

Read Karen’s Spark story here ….

Karen’s goal is to make sure that indigenous women in Guatemala enjoy equal sexual and reproductive health and rights; and that they are empowered to protect biodiversity and the climate. Indigenous people have little access to reproductive health in the forests of Guatemala. There are no state sexual and reproductive health services for people in the protected areas. Young women have to deal with unwanted pregnancies and gender-based violence.