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The first ever Rupununi Indigenous Women’s Conference in Guyana

Addressing issues of gender and social inclusion in sustainable ecosystem management in Guyana (Part 4.2)
Blog by Frederique Holle of IUCN

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are matters of fundamental human rights and prerequisites to meeting sustainable development goals around the world. This four-part blog series outlines some of the benefits of (part 1), barriers to (part 2), and best practices and strategies to promote (part 3) gender equality in sustainable ecosystem management. This article highlights an important milestone in local stakeholder engagement in Guyana: the first ever Rupununi Indigenous Women’s Conference.

WWF-Guianas, North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) and South Central Peoples Development Association (SCPDA are local partner organisations in the programme Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS), a strategic partnership between IUCN NL, WWF NL and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This blog focuses on empowering indigenous communities to help ensure gender is thoroughly integrated in initiatives.
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