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The “Women Environmental and Human Rights Defenders” series is a Magazine Libera segment where women defending nature and the environment discuss their work, vision, and provide economic, social, political, and cultural analysis to the current environmental issues affecting their countries. Topics covered include ecofeminism, land defenders, indigenous rights, biodiversity conservation, destructive environmental policies, and resistance to extractive economies.

GUEST SPEAKER – Carmen Capriles is the general coordinator of Reacción Climática, a voluntary organization based in Bolivia that aims to raise awareness about climate change. She is also the coordinator of WECAN (Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International) for Latin America and the Caribbean.

NOTE: This interview with Carmen Capriles where she talked about the work she has been doing for the passing of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as the “Escazú Agreement”, was recorded on October 27th. And on November 5th Mexico approved the ratification of the “Escazú Agreement”. Thus, Mexico has become the eleventh country to ratify it, the minimum requirement for its entry into force.

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Ana Llácer

Ana Llacer is a Spanish journalist, communication professional, and independent documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her primary areas of interest are environmental justice and natural resource extraction, migration, and social justice. Her recent works include short film 'No Fate' and the feature documentary 'UMA: A Water Crisis in Bolivia' that captured the resistance of Andean indigenous communities against mining and won the “Best Documentary Feature Award” at the Red Nation International Film Festival and the “Best Indigenous Film Award” at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

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