Creating Equal Ground: Conversation with Indigenous Women Leaders on the Challenges and Approaches for Securing Women’s Land and Natural Resource Rights | Land Portal
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Resource Equity works to advance women’s rights to land and natural resources in order to promote women’s economic and social empowerment, and to reduce poverty while promoting lasting and equitable global development.

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April 13, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Making up more than half of the world’s over 3 billion rural population, women in indigenous and customary communities rely on communal lands and resources for their livelihoods and well-being. Access and rights to land and natural resources enable women to ensure the sustenance and welfare of their families, increase productivity, and help drive local economies.

Yet despite the key roles they play in their communities, women tend to have less access and fewer rights to land and resources. Merely 14% of agricultural landowners globally are women, and even in indigenous groups with collective ownership of land and resources, women may lack secure land rights. This hampers their ability to fulfill their roles and cope during times of crisis.

Join WRI for an in-depth discussion with indigenous women leaders from different regions around the world. Moderated by the authors of a recent WRI report on women's land tenure, On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held Lands, this conversation will dive into their experiences and the lessons they’ve learned for how to secure and scale women’s rights to communal lands and resources.

This event will be available in English, French, and Spanish.

Speakers

Myrna Cunningham Kain, member of the indigenous Miskito community of Waspam, Chairperson, Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI), and President, Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)

Joan Carling, indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines, Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International, and Co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development-IPMG

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo community, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT), Conservation International Senior Fellow, and Earthshot Prize Council member

Celine Salcedo-La VinaResearch Associate II and Land Tenure Specialist, World Resources Institute (moderator)

 

Renee GiovarelliCo-founder, Senior Advisor and Lawyer, Resource Equity (moderator)

 
 
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