We Denounce and Resist the Green Economy’s Impacts on Women and Forests

We Denounce and Resist the Green Economy’s Impacts on Women and Forests

From the World Rainforest Movement:

The “Green Economy” does not mean transforming the current economy into a non-harmful one that respects forests and recognizes the importance of the people who depend on them.  On the contrary, its proponents seek something very different.  The forests of the “Green Economy” reinforce the colonial notion of “preserving” a collection of species that must remain untouched by humans.  Denying the role that people have played in forest conservation over thousands of years especially impacts women.  It is precisely women who have played a key role in the conservation and traditional use of forests, the transmission of traditional knowledge, and the provision of food, water and medicine for their communities.  They also have a leading role in resistance struggles to defend their territories.

 

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