Sept. 11: Women, the right to land and resources, and the political-humanitarian crisis in Nicaragua with Martha Sánchez
Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. MacMillan Building Room 350, UBC.
Women, the right to land and resources, and the political-humanitarian crisis in Nicaragua by the activist and gender specialist Martha Sánchez.
About the seminar:
In her presentation, Martha will describe the current socio-political crisis in Nicaragua; more than 300 people have been killed since the protests erupted in April. Martha will explain how this crisis affects women’s lives, especially, their rights to live free from violence and with access to land and productive and economic resources. Martha will also talk about the challenges confronted by the Miskito and Mayangna Indigenous Peoples in northern Nicaragua.
About Martha Sánchez
Martha Sánchez is a young feminist committed to the defense of women’s rights. She has a degree in International Affairs from the Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua, and currently pursues a Master in Gender and Development at the University of Cataluña, Spain. Martha has worked with Oxfam in its Active Citizenship of Women and Youth Program since 2011, which aims to empower women in their demands for economic, sexual and reproductive rights, and their right to live free from violence. Since 2016, Martha has been a member of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program, a global advocate organization for girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing. Earlier this year, Martha traveled into the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve as a gender consultant for the Canadian NGO Change for Children to deliver gender equality workshops in remote Indigenous territories.
This talk is presented by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.