Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities
United Nations, New York, April 26, 2017
By Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
NEW YORK -- Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for 'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities', a public event to be held in New York City on , during the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama!
WHAT: Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate, their disproportionate vulnerability the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone.
Included in the topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
WHEN/WHERE: #8g, New York, NY 10017 from , United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza
HOW: This event is free and open to the public, please register here!
WHO: Speakers to date include...