Strengthening the Capacity of Feminist Organisations from the Global South to Collectively Challenge Macroeconomic Policies in Order to Protect Women’s Land and Territory Rights
The Feminist Land Platform
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This session will enable feminist organizations from the south to discuss and develop an alternative policy approach and advocacy strategy to protect women’s land rights in the different regions that are suffering from increasing processes of land grabbing and conflicts around their land and territories.
The Feminist Land Platform is formed by 12 constituency-based feminist organisations from Latin America, Africa and Asia that seek to challenge inequalities relating to women’s land and territories rights, to highlight women’s leadership and feminist perspectives in all land struggles, and to take action on gender issues. The FLP realises that we need to join forces and strengthen our capacities and organisations to fight for what should be ensured in terms of justice and equality between men and women, regardless of their culture, religion, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.
This session will enable feminist organisations from the South to discuss and develop an alternative policy approach and advocacy strategy to protect women’s land rights in the different regions that are suffering from increasing processes of land grabbing and conflicts around their land and territories. It will allow us to strengthen our capacity to monitor and collectively challenge the macroeconomic policies and projects that are destroying our forests, contaminating our water resources, putting at risk the food sovereignty of our communities, and attacking our territories, cultures and livelihood.
The methodology will be in the format of a round table with six main speakers and a number of participants, being members of the FLP, other feminist organisations linked to the topics, and also strategic partners, most of all social movements, constituency-based organisations and academics and researchers working around the proposed topics. The session will be divided into three blocks in which questions will be made initially to speakers, but in each block participants will be invited to intervene or make questions.
French, Spanish and Portuguese interpretation will be available.