Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

30 May. 2014

Forest, Biodiversity and Rural and Indigenous Women’s Rights

Read Isis Alvarez’s (Global Forest Coalition, Colombia) combined position paper on Forests on behalf of the Women’s Major Group. “Forest are extremely diverse ecosystems on which many creatures depend, including human beings; for example, protecting forests helps ensure a supply of safe, clean water including for people living in large cities”. Download the paper here. […]

30 May. 2014

Food Sovereignty and Women’s Rights

Read the combined position paper from Azra Sayeed (Roots for Equity) and Norma Maldonado (Tierra Verde 13 Aj, Guatemala) on behalf of the Women’s Major Group. “Women’s rights have been severely curtailed by the industrialization of agriculture. The Green Revolution of the 1960s exposed small and landless farmers across the South, especially in Asia, to a wide range of negative social and ecological conditions, and compounded the exploitation experienced by women under existing feudal and patriarchal systems”. Download the paper here. […]

30 May. 2014

Fisheries and Gender Equality

Read Vivienne Solis Rivera’s (Coope Soli Dar R.L., Costa Rica) position paper on behalf of the Women’s Major Group on fisheries and gender equality. […]

30 May. 2014

Transforming the Economic and Financial Systems

Read Nidhi Tandon’s combined position paper on behalf of the Women’s Major Group. […]