Despite their central role in conserving the Amazon biome, rural and Indigenous women are often marginalized from decision-making processes concerning its governance. This failing deepens inequities in policies and capacity development initiatives, diminishes the success of climate, conservation and restoration efforts, and exacerbates existing gender disparities in income, education and health. In this session, COICA and Conservation International spotlight the leadership of rural and Indigenous women in maintaining and restoring Amazonian biodiversity, mitigating climate change and driving economic growth. Drawing on experiences from the Amazon Women Fellowship Program, speakers explore pathways for mainstreaming gender in conservation alliances, initiatives and agendas across the region.
Women in Climate, Conservation and Restoration in the Amazon