Feminists for Forests
IUCN NL and partners will explore the link between women, youth, Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and their forests. This session is about how women, youth and IPLCs are protecting their forests. How they take up roles in forest management. How they benefit sustainably from its resources.
Indigenous women and youth play a key role as environmental defenders and are often at the frontline of defending their land against extractive activities such as oil exploration and mining. Yet, they are also essential for their households and communities’ food production, gathering medicinal plants and water and the sustainable use of natural resources. They also safeguard and transfer much of the traditional knowledge about nature.
In this session, we will start off with a menti-quiz, then the panelists from Bolivia, Uganda and Ghana will share their personal stories followed by an interactive discussion.