ex-slaves and indigenous peoples in brazil band together to earn rights to their land and help protect it.

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2019 Pritzker Candidate, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, in Reuters: Indigenous and women’s rights can boost climate fight – U.N.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, president of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad, said women in her largely desert nation were not allowed to own land but were confined to growing vegetables near the house.

She urged governments to give women a bigger role in decision-making about how land is used, and help them access more land and markets to boost their incomes.

“They know that if this land is not well-managed, it will be destroyed,” she said.