LAND RIGHTS NOW
should make the news.
Kichwa woman from Ecuador, Monica Chuji has worked as a land defender, political activist, and community organizer since the 1990s. As a former Minister of Communication in Ecuador and member of the Constitutional Assembly, Monica used her voice to elevate Indigenous concerns and climate issues at all levels of government. She now serves as the vice director of Indigenous Peoples Rights International. Monica also continues to participate in community initiatives against domestic violence and to promote health. At COP27, Chuji recommends the creation of consultation spaces at the COP Conference in which states, civil society organizations, and Indigenous communities can gather. She also hopes to reach across differences of identity, language, affiliation, and nationality to create alliances in our common fight against climate change.