LAND GRABBING AND IMPACT ON RURAL WOMEN: CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
OCTOBER 15 – 09:00 A.M. LIMA
In Latin America, the growing interest in land by large corporations, with both private and public capital for mining, oil and forestry exploitation, as well as for agribusinesses, has triggered land grabbing processes, with serious infringements of human rights of different population groups in rural territories, as well as major environmental impacts on the livelihoods and ways of life of rural populations.
Although the impacts of land grabbing processes on rural populations are receiving increasing attention, little is still known about how these processes affect rural women and how they contribute to the increase of gender inequalities in the region, mainly in this time of pandemic.
This session of the Land Forum, taking place within the framework of the International Day of Rural Women, will allow to better address the specific problems faced by rural women in their territories due to land grabbing and its multiple effects on their lives, such as multiple forms of violence, labor exploitation in agribusinesses, the loss of their traditional knowledge and financial autonomy, an increase in the burden of care work, the disruption of the community network, among others. Discussions will also include the responses and agency developed by them in such complex contexts.
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DATE AND TIME
- 09:00 a.m. Lima, Quito, Bogota, and Panama City
- 10:00 a.m. La Paz
- 11:00 a.m. Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Asunción and Brasilia
- 8:00 a.m. Central America
Spanish and simultaneous interpretation to English and portugués.
-9:00 Panel presentation and moderation: Selmira Flores, Research and Development Institute NITLAPAN - UCA, Nicaragua
-9:10 Introductory presentation: Land grabbing and dispossession of territories in the region. Impact on indigenous and peasant population and challenges in times of pandemic. Francisco Cali, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People
-9:20 Presentation of studies and women testimonies
- Argentina: Large land transactions, land use change and socio-environmental conflicts. Cristian Venencia , INENCO / National Salta University.
- Testimony: Edith Martearena, Indigenous communicator of the FM Indigenous Voice and member of the group of Indigenous Women Environmental Defenders ARETEDE
- Colombia: Palm expansion and impacts on rural women lives at Montes de María - Natalia Espinoza, Javeriana University.
- Testimony: Inílida Ballestas, Solidarity Development Corporation (CDS).
- Perú: Agribusiness and different forms of land grabbing in Santa Clara of Uchunya and Ucayali - Damaris Ruiz, Vice-president of the Native communities Federation of Ucayali and tributaries (FECONAU)
- Moderator’s reflections about the presentations
-10:40 Exchange with participants