The climate crisis continues to escalate, and the urgency for meaningful solutions has never been more palpable. As world leaders gather for the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28), it’s crucial that grassroots voices are not just heard but leading on the solutions we craft.
We are thrilled to announce that the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) led by Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres in partnership with Both ENDS and Mama Cash, has been selected as a member of the re:arc institute’s 2023 Cohort!
Women within the Context of Agricultural Extractivism: Voices of Women Land Defenders in Central America
How does agricultural extractivism affect ecosystems, communities, and women specifically? What are women defenders and their communities doing to guarantee that life is sustainable and stop the destruction of their territories?
New partnership to support gender-just climate action: The Government of Canada with the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action
“At GAGGA, we have seen how the synergy of women, trans, intersex, and non-binary voices can reshape climate narratives, drive impactful solutions, and challenge the status quo”. Executive director, GAGGA Lead Organisation.
Justice for many people continues to be an illusion, a chimera, but also something that is built from below and with the soil. This is how women defenders in Central America.
We, the women of our community, decided to take action on the matter. With the environmental and gender rights organization, the Lokiaka Community Development Center, we trained 250 women and girls in mangrove restoration and biodiversity management.
The hydroelectric project is a false climate solution, as it is a major source of methane, among other greenhouse gases. It also exposes us to greater vulnerability to the impacts of the climate crisis, such as floods and droughts, making it risky and unreliable.
The conflict we are facing now has to do with a supposed “sustainable development” model that the NGO Fundación Paraguaya is imposing on us. The NGO is planting industrial eucalyptus monocultures in Qom territory as part of the organization’s program to “eliminate poverty.”
For generations, my people, the Maya Ch’orti’ people, have lived on our territory in Guatemala. But a few years ago, the madness of biofuels landed in our country. Companies began to monopolize water resources and displaced our local communities from our lands and territories with the aim of expanding pinyon monocultures.
The “Women are Water” campaign will take place from March 15 to 24 and is led by the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA).