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Women’s Major Group Rio+20 Side Event Roots of Equity - Women creating food sovereignty

22.06.2012 | 13:15 – 14:45 am, Friday 22 June 2012 Barra Arena, UN2, Rio de Janeiro


Women’s Major Group Rio+20 Side Event: Roots of Equity - Women creating food sovereignty

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Preliminary Programme
13:15 - 13:30 Welcome by organising partners
Welcome by Christine von Weizsäcker, President Ecoropa and WECF
Introduction by Veena Sikri, Professor, Ford Foundation Chair,
Bangladesh Studies Programme & Convener, South Asia Women's Network
(SWAN)

13:15 - 13:30 Testimonies from women effected by unsustainable development
Priscilla M Achakpa, Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria – root causes of women’s poverty in forest and biodiversity loss
Hortenica Hildalgo Caceres, Chile, professor of biodiversity –
protecting biodiversity and women against violence go hand in hand
Larissa Packer, Grupo do Carta do Belem, Brazil, "Impacts of the new Brazilian
Forest Policy on rural women and men
La Via Campesina (TBC), Resisting Unsustainable agriculture and false
solutions to climate change
Larissa Packer, Grupo do Carta do Belem, Brazil, "Impacts of the new Brazilian
Forest Policy on rural women and men"
La Via Campesina (TBC), Resisting Unsustainable agriculture
and false solutions to climate change

13:50 - 14:10 Good practices for sustainable and equitable economies and societies
Lourdes Huanca Atencio, The Defense of the Interests of the People of
Moquegua, Peru, Indigenous women’s rural leaders
Azra Sayeed, Roots for Equity Pakistan – how women stand up to defend their
traditional seeds and cultures in face of corporation selling pesticides and
genetically modified plants and trees

Open debate:
what are key areas for post Rio+20 policy and multi-sector initiatives to assure
women’s rights and safeguards, and support women’s sustainable development
initiatives

Contact in Rio de Janeiro: Contact organisers:
Andreia Da Silva, Tel: +48-33 89 58 49 Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition, simone.lovera@globalforestcoalition.org

The Women’s Major Group Rio+20 activities receive support from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, UN Women and Sustain Labour.


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