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Lecture | West Papuan Activist Group

All the Birds Are Gone: Papuan women speak out against forest loss in West Papua

Wednesday 28 September 2022
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague

Papuan forests are the new frontier for the expansion of plantation commodities in Indonesia. Roughly one million hectares of forest have been converted to commercial plantations, with many thousands more in the planning stages. However, such a venture has a significant impact on the local population. Land grabbing, forest loss, destruction of biodiversity and gross violations of human rights. In this session, aimed at LUC students and staff, a group of West Papuan activist women on an European tour will describe their current struggles with deforestation and land grabbing in the region and challenge students to help them think of ways to continue their struggle.

Please contact Bernardo Ribeiro de Almeido if you want to attend this event via: b.ribeiro.de.almeida@luc.leidenuniv.nl 

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