World Rainforest Movement

Women speak: climate justice stories from the frontlines

Rec_WomenSpeakOn December 8, 2014, a group of extraordinary women leaders gathered in Lima, Peru during the UN climate negotiations to speak out against issues of social and ecological injustice, and to share stories and plans of action for building a liveable, equitable world. Indigenous women from different places shared their experiences and struggles. As Patricia Gualinga, Indigenous Kichwa leader of Sarayaku, Ecuador, said, “The destruction of nature is the destruction of our own energy and of our own existence here on Earth. The destruction of our spaces is the destruction of indigenous populations. And even though you might not believe this, this is your destruction, as well”.

See full article and a video of the event from the TV show Democracy Now! here: