As custodians of natural resources and archivists of scientific and traditional knowledge, Indigenous women play an essential role in preserving forests and natural ecosystems. Indigenous women are indispensable to achieving climate justice, taking the lead to defend Indigenous peoples’ lands and territories and advocating for Indigenous peoples’ collective rights worldwide.
The 2022 International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples highlights “The role of Indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge”. Here are five Indigenous women climate activists you should know about.
Click here to read the full article published by UNDP on 16 August 2022.