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The project was born out of the need to involve women in UDAPT's decision-making process and to create a space in which women from different backgrounds could express themselves, dialogue and share their experiences. The importance of this process is also related to the acknowledgement that women are the ones who have suffered and suffer the greatest impacts from pollution.
Strengthen women's participation and leadership in UDAPT decision-making processes and activities .
Promote affected women rights and support the reparation of human rights violations they have suffered.
Train on gender issues and promote reduction of gender inequalities present in the area.
In order to better address the needs identified, a Women's Commission was formed within UDAPT as well as a wider network called Amazonian Women for Life , made up of women affected by oil pollution in the provinces of Sucumbíos and Orellana. Both are seen as an opportunity to build a gender policy that crosses UDAPT decisions, actions and proposals.
In addition, thanks to the support of other organizations such as Pink Luxemburg Foundation and FIAN Ecuador, training workshops on issues concerning human rights, gender and political participation have been initiated with the aim of greater empowerment and involvement of women in UDAPT.
The first stages of these processes were undertaken at the end of 2016.
Training workshops have been carried out throughout 2017.
Creation of the Women's Commission and of the network Amazon Women for Life
Indigenous and mestizo women trained in gender and human rights issues