Insecure land rights for women and communities is also a key threat to forests and gender equality. Women own less than 20% of the world’s land and in more than half of all countries. Additionally, patriarchal traditions and discriminatory social norms threaten women’s secure tenure rights to land even when they are enshrined in the rule of law.
Katia Araujo (LANDESA, Brazil/USA), delivered her combined statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, on SDG 15 – Protect, restore and promote terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and half and reverse land degradation and half biodiversity loss – at the 13th Meeting of the HLPF 2018, held in New York, at the UNHQ on 13th July.
Download the statement here.
Watch her speech here.