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MADRE Resources on Rio+20

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.

Women's Voices for Rio + 20 - Mirna Cunningham, Nicaragua

The Future Women Want: Why Reproductive Rights Matter at Rio +20Huffington Post (June 19, 2012)
Q&A: Women Must Be at the Forefront of Rio+20, and Beyond, IPS (June 13, 2012)
Rio+20 : Opening Statement of the Farmers Major GroupCampesina (June 20, 2012)
Fighting the Greed Economy at Rio+20 Earth SummitAlterNet (June 12, 2012)
Nigerian Activist Nnimmo Bassey: Rio+20 Summit Will Not Get Us Out of Environmental CrisisDemocracy Now! (June 21, 2012)
Indigenous Message to Rio+20: Leave Everything Beneath Mother Earth, IPS (June 12, 2012)
Infographic: Twenty years after the first Earth Summit, greenhouse gas concentrations continue to spiral upwardsAl Jazeera (June 17, 2012)