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The women of the Global Alliance
of Territorial Communities
Women from indigenous peoples and local communities are the unsung heroes of climate action. We are the fundamental protectors of Mother Earth as we are transmitters of ancestral knowledge and custodians of life. Our history is the history of seeds, forests, water, culture and our native languages. In our territories we protect more than 958 million hectares for the world to thrive.Combining ancestral methods and new knowledge, we create production networks and local markets that today sustain our economies. We fight for our children, our youth, our lands and our ancestry.
During COP27, the women of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities are coming to speak as one, and as many, at once. Our voices will raise the question of our land rights, demand immediate action and connect with other women globally to collectively protect Mother Earth. We ask for We ask for greater support to guarantee our sovereignty and compensation for the loss and damages we are already experiencing due to climate change.. Join our journey as the healers of the Earth.