World Rainforest Movement

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


The group “Critical views of the territory from the feminism” participated in the gathering with dynamics, body mapping and sharing experiences between women from communities and urban feminist women and men from Quito. The statement denounces that it is women who, “as well as defending life, water and the territory, we guard the health of our families, the food sovereignty, the human rights and the defence of Mother Earth by confronting the capitalist system, which is expressed in the depredations of extractivism and which is inequitable, unjust, ignores women and prioritizes the reproduction of capital over the reproduction of life.”

See the complete statement (in Spanish) here: