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.
On Saturday, November 6, at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, we joined the panel discussion organised by Euroclima+ on the protection of ecosystems from the perspectives of climate justice, gender and vulnerable groups.
During lockdown, the Mocoví community in the town of Tostado (Santa Fe Province, Argentina) was left without drinking water. The women who are part of Mapik, an organisation supported by Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) under the Strengthening Environmental Defenders program, built a well to collect rainwater, solving a vital problem. We have wantedContinuar Leyendo Mapik: The Carob Tree Women