Our Aim and Vision
We are a network established to advocate for a right to a healthy environment for all. We believe that Living in Harmony with Nature needs to take into account the roles and contributions of women to achieve transformative change. This requires addressing gender equity and needs to embrace the holistic solutions and the recognition of women’s human rights to achieve it. Our work involves building synergies around the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other international arenas to provide direction for more coherent and inclusive processes while ensuring their proper implementation.
Mrinalini is an international expert on biodiversity and gender and has worked several years in advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples’ and local communities and women and youth in various local to global dialogues. She strongly believes in the ground-level up movement and the strength of communities’ experiences and voices. She supports and advocates for the full, effective and meaningful participation of women and believes they are not only the key rights-holders but that they are key for a transformative and just society.
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
Amelia has a degree in political communication and is a specialist in gender and community development. She founded and is the director of Eco Maxei Querétaro AC. She is co-coordinator of the Mexico Chapter of the Global Network of Youth for Biodiversity (GYBN Mexico), and also coordinates the International Gender Axis of this same network (GYBN). She is also a university professor with the subjects of Research Methodology and Environmental Law.