In June, we began our gatherings with organisations from various programmes. In Paraguay, a virtual meeting was held with grantee organisations of the Women Out Loud programme and, in Uruguay, we gathered in person with new organisations joining Fondo de Mujeres del Sur’s programmes.
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
More than 150 activists from all over the country came together with part of the FMS Board of Directors and Executive Team for two days in the mountains around Córdoba. The activists were from organisations supported by FMS through the following programmes: Networks and Alliances Free from Violence – REDAL, Fundamentally Feminists, Strengthening Women EnvironmentalContinuar Leyendo Reinforcing feminist care networks: Multi Programme gathering in Argentina
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.