Defense of Land and Water: Economic Empowerment for Women - Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GOAC) at the UN

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Defense of Land and Water: Economic Empowerment for Women

In context of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this highly interactive and experienced panel explores a proactive human rights approach to women’s economic empowerment. This event specifically examines the impacts of extractive industries, land grabbing, and issues regarding the human rights to water and sanitation on women in the changing world of work. These impacts result in poverty and exclusion for many, particularly indigenous women. Eradicating poverty is central to the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030, and is critical for the economic, social and political empowerment of women and girls.


Catherine Murupaenga-Ikenn, Representative with the International Indigenous Human Rights Advocacy at Ngati Kuri

Sejal Dand, Founder member ANANDI - ‎Office of the Commissioners to Supreme Court in Right to Food ( WPC 196/2001)

Nicolas Franke, Associate Expert in Water Policy, UN DESA

Bhumika Muchhala, Senior Policy Analyst, Third World Network


Colleen Cloonan, Sisters of Mercy: Mercy International Association