KAIROS honours Women Land Defenders for Indigenous Women’s Month
June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS. As part of the month’s activities, KAIROS will launch on June 21st the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short). MERE is a living digital hub developed for and in consultation with women land defenders. Like the first phase, which focused on Latin America, the Canadian phase will highlight the current and historical role of women land defenders in protecting Mother Earth as well as include links to maps, campaigns, guides, toolkits, and other published documents for and on land and water protection.
To honour the protection of Mother Earth, draw attention to the gendered impacts of resource extraction, and celebrate the launch of MERE Hub Canada, KAIROS is hosting and sponsoring a series of webinars with women land defenders.
Mother Earth and Resource Extraction Webinar Series:
- May 29—Mining Tailings Dam Collapses in Canada and Brazil: Who Cares? A Webinar with Judith Marshall and Daniela Campolina.
- June 2—Women Resisting Extractivism. This Jesuit Forum event is being co-sponsored by KAIROS and Canadian Jesuits International.
- June 16— Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet book launch. With Nina Lakhani (Author), Vidalina Morales (ADES, El Salvador), and Ivonne Ramos (Acción Ecológica, Ecuador)
- June 18—Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil
An updated list of upcoming events can be found on the KAIROS website.