MADRE Statements

MADRE Resources on Rio+20

Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, UN, Climate Change

June 20 marked the beginning of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). 

Thousands of leaders and policymakers gathered to discuss climate change, poverty and sustainability. But just outside the conference's walls, our partners - in addition to Indigenous and environmental activists worldwide - mobilized to make their voices heard. 

Now, as the damaging effects of climate change threaten communities worldwide, it is crucial that world leaders hear from Indigenous women. 

To learn more, check out our list of resources below.

MADRE Resources 

Indigenous Women Leaders at Rio+20 Available for Interviews 

Additional Resources

MADRE Partner Mirna Cunningham discusses the vital importance of making Indigenous women's voices heard at Rio +20.


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