Making life the focus: new video about women environmental defenders and the pandemic

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 believe other futures are possible and necessary.

The new video was made collaboratively by activists, Fondo de Mujeres del Sur (FMS) team members and local technical teams. It was a long and ambitious process, which has allowed us to publicly share the reflections of women defenders.

At FMS we support the initiatives of rural, indigenous and urban women who defend their socio-environmental rights from a gender perspective. We do it transversally and, since 2016, specifically through our programme called Strengthening Women Environmental Defenders. The programme is implemented in Argentina in conjunction with Fundación Plurales and it is co-financed by the European Union, and in Paraguay and Bolivia the programme is implemented through the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA).

Watch the video and learn more about organised women who defend their common assets!