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Event: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Young indigenous women as agents of change

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A webinar hosted by Women4Biodiversity


Indigenous youths are the bridge between the past, the present and the future as they carry the understanding of their indigenous identity, cultural heritage, sustainable living and connection to their lands and territories. The 1-hour webinar aims to shine a light on the challenges and contributions of young indigenous women by bringing young women from various indigenous communities who are working in various capacities for the rights of the Indigenous Peoples.


This event is intended for all global audiences, including decision-makers and practitioners and networks that focus on Indigenous Peoples’ rights. The event will be useful for those engaging in the work of the CBD, including national focal points and ministries toward considering policy lessons and promising practices in addressing Indigenous Peoples’ rights to their lands and territories as part of a gender-responsive approach to environmental action. Any individual who is interested in Indigenous Peoples’ rights will find this webinar informative and interesting.

The speaker panel is as per the below,

  1. Milka Chepkorir, ICCA Consortium, Kenya
  2. Sunita Kwangta, Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), Myanmar 
  3. Sabba Rani Maharjan, Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP), Nepal


Wednesday, 09 August 2023

14.00 to 15.00 hrs IST or 10.30 CET


Zoom. Registration link HERE


  • To observe the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
  • To celebrate the distinct culture, recognize the rights and contributions of the indigenous peoples.
  • To recognize indigenous youth, especially young women, as active agents of change.
  • To recognize the potential and contribution youth can make to the various issues related to the Indigenous Peoples.
  • To understand what self-determination means for the indigenous youth, in particular to women and girls.
  • To address how are young indigenous women leading the way in today’s changing world around cultures, and planetary crisis, and what are their demands regarding biodiversity and climate.

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