Webinar Nicaraguan women: transforming lives, protecting the land
Wednesday 16 June, 7 – 8.30pm BST
Join us to find out about the long struggle of the women of the Gloria Quintanilla Co-operative whose organising has transformed the lives of their whole community through their commitment to food sovereignty, agroecology, gender equality and land rights.
Based in the rural community of Santa Julia south of Managua, the co-operative was set up in 2008 and now has twenty members. They grow bananas, beans, dragon fruit, tomatoes, lemons, coffee and bamboo in an area very vulnerable to the climate crisis.
Agroecology, land rights, and building an understanding that “men and women are born with equal rights and equal opportunities” are fundamental to the Co-operative’s achievements.
Co-operative leader Eloisa Garcia commented: “We use agroecology because in this way we take care of our farms, our health and (the wellbeing) of future generations.”
Their struggle is an example of hundreds of thousands of communities of peasants and indigenous peoples around the world fighting to transform their communities based on the values of respect for social, economic and environmental justice.
The women of the Gloria Quintanilla Co-operative present a powerful testimony of the fact that another way is possible.
Speakers: Two representatives of the Gloria Quintanilla Co-operative
Moderator: Claudia Gonzalez, Florida Farm Workers Association
Register here for Nicaraguan Women: Transforming lives, protecting the land on Zoom, Wed 16 Jun 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (tickettailor.com)