Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Norway
Workshop aims to show that importance of biodiversity in sustaining human lives requires constant attention. For many women, biodiversity is the cornerstone of their work, belief systems and basic survival. They take responsibility providing nutritious food for families. Women farmers have been responsible for the improvement and adaptation of many plant varieties, but their role in agro-biological diversity is not fully recognized. They have limited rights to land and decision making. Their empowerment and self-reliance must go hand-in-hand with the fostering of a responsible biodiversity.
Margrethe Tingstad, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, WILPF
Bhanu Natarajan, University of Pennsylvania, WILPF
Veronika Bennholdt-Thomson, Women and Life on Earth (WLOE)