Bale Juroeng
19 mei 2021

Female leadership in conservation: Stories of change

Sometimes life offers you the chance to meet individuals who push boundaries that have been stuck for ages - individuals who create a crack in those rigid walls.

Meet the Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) change makers: women who have stood up for the protection of nature and shown leadership on conservation issues. Strong women who challenged the status quo in their patriarchal societies. They have cleared a path for their sisters and daughters.

“Women have important, valuable things to say, that can change the world to a better, beautiful and more nurturing place to live.” - Judy Pasimio, Founder LILAK

Their stories of change are collected in a female leadership report. So meet Ruth, an Indigenous leader from the Bolivian Amazon who denounced human rights violations in Bolivia at the United Nations (UN) to protect her ancestral territories from hydroelectric dams and logging activities. Meet Muna, who is gently determined to make a difference for women and nature in Aceh, Indonesia. And meet Preeya in Guyana, who followed her heart in protecting nature. Meet all the other women in and behind these inspirational stories of change, who made a difference and marked their way.

This publication highlights the insights and key learnings from these stories of female leadership, showing how these change makers used SRJS to scale up their ambitions to protect nature and transform deeply entrenched power structures around gender norms. Read and be inspired.

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About SRJS

With SRJS, we support and strengthen local NGOs and civil society organisations in 16 countries, so that we can safeguard water supply, climate resilience and food security together with governments and companies. We also ensure that these organisations work together to become stronger.

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