Addressing Deforestation in Amazonia. A Land Rights and Women’s Perspective

9 Nov, 2021 | Press Releases

Brussels, 9 November 2021, 5.30 – 6.30 CET

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) is organising a conference on “Addressing Deforestation in Amazonia: A Land Rights and Women’s Perspective” on 9 November 2021 at the margins of COP26. The event is hosted by MEP Alessandra Moretti.

The event was triggered and inspired by the indigenous peoples’ marches in Brasilia in August and September 2021, where indigenous peoples from across Brazil gathered to collectively ask authorities to protect the Amazon rainforest and respect their rights. In this event, diverse local organisations, indigenous representatives and individuals working on protecting the forest and its people will discuss and call for action for the general political situation, the practices that lead to deforestation, and the problems that Amazonian indigenous and forest communities face. In addition, indigenous women leaders and activists will share their vision regarding what they experience in protecting their territories and working for the well-being of their communities.

Speakers will include:

– Brenda Brito, Imazon – Seja Legal com a Amazônia Campaign

– Paulo Celso de Oliveira, Lawyer, Pankararu People – Fundo Brasil de dereitos humanos

– Gersem Dos Santos Luciano, Anthropologist, Baniwa People – Fundo Brasil de dereitos humanos

– Daniel Lopez Faggiano, Instituto Maira

– Puyr Tembé, Federation of Infigenous Peoples of Parà State (APIB)

– Telma Taurepang, General Coordinator of Union of Indigenous Women of the Brazilian Amazon (UMIAB)

Conclusions by

 Hon. Eleonora Evi, member of the European Parliament.

The event will be held online via Zoom. Please register to receive access credentials to attend.

Interpretation will be available in English, Italian and Portuguese.

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