From March 22 to 24, the United Nations Water Conference was held in New York (United States). Almost 50 years after the first conference, representatives of the States and civil society met again with a central focus: how to generate actions to care for water in the face of an unprecedented climate crisis. Bernarda Pesoa,Continuar Leyendo United Nations Water Conference: “It is an opportunity for water to be considered a common good”
The United Nations Water Conference (March 22-24, New York) is an opportunity to understand why feminist funding is key for real solutions to the climate crisis. Find out more about our participation.
In Antofagasta, Catamarca province (Argentina), lithium extraction puts high-altitude wetlands in La Puna area at risk. On World Wetlands Day, we share a video made with Luciana Fernández, a member of the organisation called Antofagasta por el Agua y los Salares, to share more about how they work to defend water and life. On WorldContinuar Leyendo Taking care of life means protecting the wetlands: Antofagasta resists to safeguard water and salt flats
Silvia Federici is a sociologist and philosopher, teacher and feminist activist. Fondo de Mujeres del Sur invited her to talk about the importance of popular feminisms and the power of the collective as a practice and political perspective. We were left with a remarkable reflection after sharing with Silvia as part of our 15th anniversaryContinuar Leyendo “The reproduction of life is also the grounds for the construction of affectivity”
During 2021, we spoke with women environmental defenders from Argentina and Paraguay to find out about their experience throughout the pandemic, how it had affected them and the learning experiences it had left them with. We were especially centred on gathering the testimony of organised women who, in different territories, give their all and believeContinuar Leyendo Making life the focus: new video about women environmental defenders and the pandemic
Bernarda Pesoa is 41 years old. She has two daughters, three sons and three grandchildren. She lives in Villa Hayes, in the Presidente Hayes department, where the Paraguayan Chaco begins. Bernarda is Qom, she is a craftswoman and a human rights activist.
This year, for the first time, the central theme of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was linked to the climate crisis, its impact and gender-sensitive solutions. The CSW is the largest United Nations (UN) meeting about gender equality.
“Our role as a women’s fund is to mobilise financial resources to provide economic, technical and political support in the region and subregion, and contribute to dismantling hegemonic narratives about the environment”.
“Faced with false solutions, we ask ourselves: What are the real needs of the communities? Are women really asking for turbines, batteries, transgenics? ”.
The 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the largest United Nations (UN) meeting on gender equality, is taking place from 14 to 22 March.