The Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) acts as an international legal framework to uphold nations’ commitments to biodiversity. Every two years, the governing body, referred to as the Conference of the Parties (COP), meets to assess progress in the implementation of the Convention, provide policy guidance, adopt programs, and review the achievement of the CBD's objectives. In this podcast, we speak to Mrinalini Rai (Rai) about gender and women's rights at the CBD. Mrinalini Rai is Director of Women4Biodiversity.
Indigenous Peoples from around the world represent a disproportionate number of refugees and internally displaced persons due to a number of reasons, including conflict. They are one of the main targets of violence, displacing them from their ancestral land and territories. Vulnerability to displacement as an intersectional issue is often overlooked, a situation that has further increased the vulnerability of these populations. This radio program recounts the experience of Nwe Oo, an Indigenous Rakhine refugee who is currently taking shelter in California, United States.