Mark March 18 at 1:30pm UTC on your calendar!
JASS and our Count Me In! Consortium partners are excited to launch a new toolkit, Behind the Scenes of Extractives: Money, Power & Community Resistance, for women land defenders confronting unwanted and damaging extractive projects.
Join us for an interactive workshop, “Follow the Money: Activist Tools for Challenging Extractives,” featuring the toolkit creators and three women land defenders from different regions at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). They will examine the power dynamics, interests, and actors driving extractives, share tools, and explore effective and safer strategies for organizing and advocacy from the local to the global level.
Corresponding times include 9:30am New York/7:30am Central America /3:30pm South Africa /8:30pm Cambodia and Indonesia/9:30pm Philippines. Check your time zone here.
Follow our #CSW65 conversation on social media with #FollowTheMoney and don’t forget to share with your networks!
Meet the Speakers
Mela Chiponda (Zimbabwe): Mela Chiponda is an African Feminist who has worked in the extractives sector for a period stretching over 17 years focusing on Gender Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate and Energy Justice. Mela has worked with women peasants, indigenous groups, the working-class and various women’s collectives to challenge extractivism as a model of development, and come up with clear propositions for women-driven, women-informed climate just development alternatives which meet the needs of African women. Mela has a PhD in Development Studies and is currently working for Just Associates as a Research Consultant.
Laura Zúñiga (Honduras): Laura Zúñiga Cáceres is the daughter of Berta Cáceres and a COPINH activist. Since her teenage years, she has participated in the organization’s youth, communication, and popular education areas. After the coup d’état in Honduras, she had to migrate to Argentina where she participated in youth and feminist movements. Currently she is in Honduras where she continues the struggle, together with COPINH, for justice for Berta Cáceres and the Lenca people.
Woman Activist (Philippines): This SEA activist is a fierce land and territory defender from the Philippines. She has a wide experience writing and researching on indigenous women’s rights and territory. Currently, she is member of several organizations, such as Innabuyog Alliance of Indigenous Women’s Organizations in the Cordillera, the Cordillera chapter of GABRIELA and the national alliance of women’s organizations in the Philippines.
How to Register
- Step 1 – Register yourself and create your profile on the NGO CSW forum – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ngo-csw65-forum-advocate-registration-tickets-13731287149
- Step 2- After completing registration, you will receive an email from NGO CSW/NY in sometime with the subject line “NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Login Information”. Sign in using the login information provided in the email
- Step 3 – While you’re signed in, copy/paste https://ngocsw65forum.us2.pathable.com/meetings/virtual/j8QjfFAK5hrcoFToe in a new tab
- Step 4 – You will be directed to our parallel event page “Follow the money: activist tools for challenging extractives
- Step 5 – Sign up for the conversation by clicking on the green button “Reserve Spot” at the top right corner.
- Step 6 – You’re now registered! You can view all your sessions under Schedule > My Agenda