Our Gender Justice program leverages Indigenous, Afro-descendant and local community women’s capacity to transform social, economic, and environmental agendas, ultimately supporting inclusive and equitable development, sustainable natural resource governance, and effective climate action.
We work toward the following outcomes:
To fully integrate gender justice into its strategies, RRI’s coordinating body has created gender justice focal points in each of its programs. The group ensures that gender is a cross-cutting theme across RRI’s broad programmatic engagement on global platforms as well as in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The group helps organize periodic cross-regional gender workshops to strengthen coordination and connection among women’s networks.
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RRI’s cross-regional gender justice workshops have brought together over 75 organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America to strengthen coordination, peer to peer learning, connection and solidarity among Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and community women’s networks while positioning women as agents of transformation. Our workshops help these networks identify common priorities and strategies among their advocacy agendas to influence policy reforms and implementation at the national levels and international spaces like the UN climate and biodiversity platforms, among others.
These workshops have also helped convene a women’s focus group to review and provide insights on a forthcoming update to RRI’s seminal analysis on gender and depth of land and resource rights, Power and Potential.
The themes covered in recent workshops include:
See materials from previous workshops here. For questions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.