Sowing the land: Rural Women's Voices and Alternatives against Extractivism in Latin America.
October 15 - 09:00 A.M. LIMA
In Latin America there is an intensification of gender gaps in countries that depend on extractive industries, evidencing their differential impact on women and the deepening of gender-based inequalities and violence, hindering, even more, their rights securing, including their land rights and other natural common goods.
Therefore, extractivism limits women's opportunities for secure access to land and other resources and transforms the traditional economic activities that sustain their incomes. It also deepens the masculinization of decision-making on the use and management of land and territories by excluding women. On the other hand, it increases violence against women, exacerbating sexist patterns of domination and impacting rural women's bodies-territories, making them more vulnerable to situations of sexual violence, pimping and subordinate sexual roles.
Extractivism also generates the precariousness of care work, since the dispossession, contamination and masculinization of the labour force in extractive enclaves - to give an example - increases the work and time dedicated by rural women to unpaid care activities in homes and communities. It also violates food rights and food sovereignty by generating a loss of agrobiodiversity and food availability in the territories. Rural women are also at the front line of the territory's defence, which is why they suffer harassment, stigmatization and different forms of violence and cruel treatment.
Given this harsh scenario, rural women in Latin America, their organisations and the members of the Rural Women and Land Rights Initiative, have undertaken multiple actions as responses and alternative proposals that this session of the Land Forum will seek to make visible and disseminate from their own voices.
DATE AND TIME
- 09:00 a.m. Lima, Quito, Bogotá and Panama City
- 10:00 a.m. La Paz
- 11:00 a.m. Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Asuncion and Brasilia
- 08:00 a.m. Central America
Spanish and simultaneous translation into English and Portuguese.
PANEL: Sowing the Land: Rural Women's Voices and Alternatives to Extractivism in Latin America
Welcome and moderation
- Rosa Ballesteros. Facilitator of the Rural Women and the Right to Land Initiative /CINEP/PPP
Panel 1: Strategies, proposals and responses of rural, indigenous, peasant, afro and urban-rural frontier women in the face of extractivism.
- Proposals for the defence of the rights of Mother Nature. Melania Canales, ONAMIAP (Peru).
- Proposals in agroecology. Andrea Tamayo, IEE/OCARU (Ecuador).
- Proposals based on SDGs. Patricia Chaves, Espacio Feminista (Brazil).
Presentation of videos from the territories.
Panel 2: Advances and limits in the incorporation of the rural women's agenda in public policies. A look from governments and the SDGs.
- Epsy Campbell, Vice President of Costa Rica (Costa Rica).
- Anahí Durand, Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru (Peru).
- Claudia Brito Bruno, Gender Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Panel 3: Defending land and territories. Proposals for strengthening the agenda of rural women in the face of extractivism.
- Proposals from women defenders of land and territories. Lesbia Maribel Morales Sicán, CCDA (Guatemala).
- Proposals for citizen participation. Wilma Mendoza, National Coordinator of the National Confederation of Indigenous Women of Bolivia (CNAMIB).
- Contributions from civil society organisations. Elisa Canqui, Programme Unit Manager, OXFAM.
Synthesis and closing of the session
- Rita Bórquez Reyes, Latin American Foundation for Social Innovation FLIS (Chile).
CLOSING OF LAC LAND FORUM 2021
- Ismael Merlos, ILC LAC / Funde Regional Committee.
Reading of the Declaration of ILC LAC
- Neydi Juracán , ILC LAC Regional Committee / CCDA
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