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West African women defend traditional palm oil

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

A video produced by GRAIN shows how rural women in West Africa are working to protect traditional palm oil production in the face of the...

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Women and Property in Cameroon: Laws and Reality

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

The agricultural force on the continent In Cameroon as in many African countries, women daily endure practices that could be considered...

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Colombia: Women as Seeds of Mobilization and Resistance

Posted on May 9, 2016

If they touch our blood, they touch the earth If they touch the earth, they touch our blood Motto of the Women of the Xinka Peoples...

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We Denounce and Resist the Green Economy’s Impacts on Women and Forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2016

Declaration by the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), March 2016 To Berta Cáceres and the Lenca People, the struggle continues! In March,...

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Resisting Militarism – World March of Women | 8th March, 2016

Posted on Mar 9, 2016

Dear sisters, friends, activists and fellow fighters, In recent days, the world has been getting ready to celebrate the 8thof March,...

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Africa: Where palm oil is still a source of life

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

These days, with so many companies jumping into the oil palm plantations business and with more and more extensive areas of forests...

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International Day of the Forests – March 21st, 2015

Posted on Mar 17, 2015

Dear friends, WRM is pleased to announce the release of three new materials that we would like to share with you on March 21, designated by...

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Women speak: climate justice stories from the frontlines

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

On December 8, 2014, a group of extraordinary women leaders gathered in Lima, Peru during the UN climate negotiations to speak out against...

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Voices from the Second Congress of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile (ANAMURI)

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Radio Mundo Real produced a special program on caring for Nature, highlighting the voices of women from different Latin American...

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International Women’s Day: Until we are all free!

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

March 8, International Women’s Day, is also the launch date of the World March of Women’s (WMW) Fourth International Action. The World...

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Women’s Struggle: for Food Sovereignty; against violence and agribusiness!

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

The international network of peasants, La Via Campesina, calls for the coordination of actions during the International Women’s Day to...

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The resistance struggle of indigenous women in defence of life

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Throughout history, indigenous women have been committed to the struggles of their peoples and communities, although often their...

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Trading communal rights in Gabon: The ‘Sustainable Development’ Law

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

The government of Gabon adopted a new ‘Sustainable Development’ Law in August 2014. This Law is the first that introduces credits not...

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Women defend mountain lagoons and promote “Living Well”

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

Conga: Lagoons versus mines “I had never been to the lagoons before the marches began and we had to go and defend them. The Elders said...

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African Amazons fight destruction of forests

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

In recent decades, the sustainable management of natural resources and the conservation of biological diversity have become a major...

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Safeguarding Investment: Safeguards for REDD+, women and indigenous peoples

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

The meaning of the term “safeguards” depends on who uses it and in what context. It may imply positive action in terms of human rights...

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Learning from India’s Chipko movement: fighting for feminism and for the environment

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

March 8 is not just a day to celebrate and give visibility to women’s struggles, it is also a day to remember and appreciate the...

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Mekong Commons Internet site

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

This site examines the questions surrounding the Mekong Region’s ‘development’, and tries to identify new ones, giving particular...

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Forests as important as farming for some rural communities

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

A global study carried out by the Poverty and Environment Network has helped in understanding the role forests play in enhancing people’s...

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Women fighting against extractive industries

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

During the UN climate negotiations in Lima, the World March of Women expressed its active solidarity with Máxima Acuña, who is facing...

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Challenges for the struggles of women rooted in their territories: A decolonial perspective

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

When corporations, government agencies and sometimes NGOs plan and implement projects for oil and gas extraction, hydroelectric power...

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Gendering Peasant Movements, Gendering Food Sovereignty

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

A problem peasant women face is invisibility in the feminist and women’s movements. A second problem is the weakness with which the food...

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Why are women fighting against extractivism and climate change?

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

It is obvious that capitalism feeds on and is sustained by the exploitation of workers, women, indigenous peoples and nature. And, while...

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Ecuador: Statement of the women’s gathering against extractivism and climate change

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

The group “Critical views of the territory from the feminism” participated in the gathering with dynamics, body mapping and sharing...

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Women groups converge in parallel to the Southern Africa Development Community Heads of State Summit (14-18 August)

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Women from all corners of the Southern African region descended on Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to participate in the People’s Summit. They aimed...

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“NO to ProSavana” Campaign in Southern Africa

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The Mozambique Union of Farmers, UNAC, a member of La Via Campesina, stressed during the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)...

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Sixth National Conference on Páramos and High Mountains, Water for Life!, Colombia,

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Friends of the Earth Colombia, CENSAT Agua Viva, is making available to the public three promotional audios for the Conference on Páramos...

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Caravan for climate justice, gender and food sovereignty across Bangladesh, India and Nepal,

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Peasant organizations and members of La Via Campesina from Bangladesh, India and Nepal invite people to join an 18-day Caravan (10-28...

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Petition to stop harassment of a defender of earth and water in Peru: Yes to Water, No to Mining!

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

In Cajamarca, in the northern Peruvian Andes, where the headwaters of the rivers, the forests and páramos should be protected...

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Páramos in Colombia: a short reflection on current threats and resistance action

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Meekly the water flows from lichens and stones like a flood of feelings from the soul of the earth… (Efraín Gutiérrez...

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One of capitalism’s false solutions to its crisis: strengthening patriarchy

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

Today, we watch as the capitalist system undergoes a major restructuring in order to keep the current order of oppression and exploitation...

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Women and oil: The struggle for Sumak Kawsay

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

In October 2013, women from throughout the Amazon region marched to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to protest outside the 11th oil...

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Environmental conflicts and women in Africa

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

A report by Edwin C. Perry, Cheryl Potgieter and Urmilla Bob,(1) highlights the links between environmental conflicts and women. The...

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Women and growing mercantilization

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

Today, many big companies have programmes aimed at emphasizing the equality of opportunities offered to women. These are companies that are...

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Women of the Amazon defend the rainforest from the dangers of oil drilling

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  A group of indigenous women from the Amazon region succeeded in meeting with the president of Ecuador and members of the Ecuadorian...

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Ecuador: A poem for the women of the mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: C-Condem) The décima is a poetic form that has been used for many years as a tool of protest by Afro-Ecuadorians, who keep this...

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Bangladesh: Impacts of the shrimp farming industry on women

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

(Photo: SSNC) The negative patterns of land grabbing and intimidation recorded by a Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)...

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March 8: Women in defence of forests

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a day to celebrate the achievements made by women in the defence of their rights. It is also a...

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World March of Women: Change the world to change the lives of women – the fight continues against green deserts and the commodification of nature

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

We are once again approaching March 8, the international day of women’s struggle, on which we, as feminist women, also struggle against...

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Green Economics in Brazil: Women talk about the impact of the SPVS REDD project and a Boticário Foundation protected area

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Testimonies of community women impacted by carbon and forest conservation projects that today are included in the so-called Green Economy.

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Disputed territory: new video on the green economy versus community-based economies in southern Brazil

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil in a disputed territory where the green economy competes with community-based economies.

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Disputed Territory. The green economy versus community-based economies

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Interviews: Winnie Overbeek Camera and Edition: Flavio Pazos. A story of the peoples of the...

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Forests and Women

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

Women play an essential role in forest conservation. Depending on the context, they fulfill specific tasks inside forest-dependent...

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New crossroads, same actors: The green economy of the powerful, voices of resistance of women

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Business as usual dressed up in green Humanity is moving along old paths in new clothes. The current civilization model, which is portrayed...

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The invisible resistance of women against the commodification of life

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

All around the world there are women struggling every day of the year. Since the 20th century, however, International Women’s Day has...

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The World March of Women: strengthening the struggle

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

For WRM the women’s struggle is a struggle for freedom and social justice. It is essentially a demand for changes in the social...

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Forests. Much more than a lot of trees

Posted on Nov 29, 2011

Produced by the World Rainforest Movement Directed by Flavio Pazos The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of...

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Forest definition

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

When we talk about “the definition of forest”, what is perhaps most striking is the fact that, although there are many definitions of...

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Nyéléni: A woman’s name for the struggle for Food Sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

In Africa there is a story that has been passed down through the years about a woman from Mali named Nyéléni, who challenged patriarchal...

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India: Tribal women of Kaimur plant native trees to protest JICA-funded government tree plantation drive

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

Hundreds of trees of native species used by local communities – such as neem, lemon, sehjan, amla, jamun, mango, chironji and mahua –...

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Women network committed to a true Green Economy

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

Women of South Asia working in several areas including health, nutrition, livelihood, environment,  gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July...

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Mining and indigenous women in the Philippines

Posted on Jun 6, 2011

There are around 110 ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines and they constitute almost 15% of our population. Most of them live in...

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India: Women take the lead in the fight for their rights over forest

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

The non-recognition of the territorial rights of indigenous and other traditional peoples has been identified as one of the major...

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Forests with the people

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

The origin of forests Some 430 million years ago, plants and arthropods began to live on land and to evolve, adapting to their new habitat...

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REDD in the Congo Basin

Posted on Dec 11, 2010

The forest of the Congo Basin expands over an area of continuous tropical rainforest cover only second to that of the Amazon forest. The...

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Position on Women and REDD – Women and organizations at COP 16 of the CCC

Posted on Dec 9, 2010

Cancun, December 9, 2010 If you would like to sign the position as an individual or on behalf of an organization or network, please send an...

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Empowered women: Social struggles and gender consciousness

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

There can be no doubt that we are immersed in a long and sometimes resisted process of gender awareness regarding social relationships that...

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Food sovereignty in the hands of mangrove ecosystem women

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

This story has been cultivated with the thoughts, the experience, the dreams, the words and the hands of women shell-gatherers from the...

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Nigerian Women Bear the Curse of Oil

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The communities constantly grapple with the consequences of oil spills, gas flares and other menaces arising from unregulated explorative...

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Brazil: Women affected by dams – changes in their lifestyles

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The building of hydroelectric dams in Brazil has been marked by a lack of respect for the environment and society and more so by a lack of...

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No shining legacy: Women start organising against gold mining in Thailand

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

The lush green rice paddies, vegetable fields, forested mountains and quiet villages in the Wangsaphung district of the Loei province of...

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Women and climate change – most affected and least heard

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In a study published recently in Germany on Climate and Development, we find the following statements: “Poverty affects many, too many...

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Women and climate change – most affected and least heard

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

In a study published recently in Germany on Climate and Development, we find the following statements: “Poverty affects many, too many...

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The Garo Women in Bangladesh: Life of a Forest People without Forest

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Sicilia Snal (25), is a Garo woman of the forest village Sataria in the Modhupur sal forest. It is merely a 62 thousand acres forest patch,...

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Brazil: For whom and why do women struggle?

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

What is happiness? We can find many answers and we may even consider that being happy is a strictly personal matter. However, at least two...

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Argentina: Wichi and Guarani women raise their voices against deforestation linked to soybean expansion

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

According to a research paper produced by Daniel Slutzky from the Conicet Centre for Urban and Regional Studies quoted by journalist...

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Ecuador: Memory and future emerge from women’s struggle for their mangroves

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Muisne canton, province of Esmeraldas hosted the “First Meeting: Women of the Mangrove Ecosystem of Ecuador, our dreams, our rights,...

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Ecuador: Disputes against shrimp farming contribute to women’s lib

Posted on May 30, 2009

In Muisne, on the Northeast coast of Ecuador, the inhabitants have developed a lifestyle adapted to mangrove ecosystems, based on fishing...

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Invisible women are becoming increasingly visible

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

In his novel “The Invisible Man”, H.G. Wells tells the story of a scientist who succeeds in making himself invisible, and the problems...

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Women raise their voices in three continents

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

Vast areas of land where diverse and rich ecosystems predominate are being replaced with large scale tree plantations in the South. These...

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International Women’s Day 2007: Struggling for food sovereignty

Posted on Mar 8, 2007

By the World Rainforest Movement – March 2007. At the beginning of the twentieth century, women’s struggles for emancipation...

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International Women’s Day 2006: Homage to Women’s Struggle in Forests and Plantations

Posted on Mar 5, 2006

By the World Rainforest Movement. 8 March 2006. On the International Women’s Day, the World Rainforest Movement wants to pay homage...

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Women, forests and plantations. The gender Dimension

Posted on Aug 18, 2005

By the World Rainforest Movement Selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement,...

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Community Forests. Equity, use and conservation

Posted on Jun 8, 2004

As we all know, the conservation of the world’s forests requires the adoption of a series of measures to change the current model of...

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Africa: Forests under threat

Posted on Aug 9, 2002

This book gathers a selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), addressing...

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