Blog: Spotlighting Tools to Defend Women’s Rights at the UN Commission on the Status of Women May 2, 2024 By Ana Osuna Orozco and Daniela Velit Women make up half of humanity and yet we are underrepresented in decision-making globally; we hold much less economic power; we face disproportionate levels of domestic and other kinds … Read more

GUEST BLOG: The People of the Congo Basin Peat Swamp Forest October 20, 2023 On a tributary of the River Congo, there is a row of houses with thatch roofs under fruit and palm trees with dug-out canoes tied to the river bank. Everything in this village comes from the forest – the food, the … Read more

SUCCESS STORY: Economic Empowerment Through Community Cocoa Production in DRC September 15, 2023 Today in the villages of Mibenga and Ilebo, nestled along the edge of the Tumba Lediima Nature Reserve in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), community members have been working hard to improve the cocoa production in their Community Forests as … Read more

Spanish Blog: Nurturing Cultural Resilience: The Asháninka Communities and CARE Federation in Peru’s Ene Region August 31, 2023 The CARE Federation is a testament to the strength, resilience and unity of the Asháninka Indigenous People of Peru’s Ene region. In this blog, RFUK explores the Asháninka way of life and how CARE’s support brings about positive … Read more

A Step in the Right Direction: Publication of ICCN’s Guidelines for Grievance Mechanisms in DRC August 25, 2023 In Kinshasa recently, an important step was taken towards securing the rights of the millions of people who live in the vicinity of national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a lengthy process involving consultation … Read more

Using a gender-sensitive approach to shape meaningful participation in forest protection March 14, 2023 Following on from International Women’s Day, we want to continue shining a spotlight on the vital importance of ensuring women’s meaningful participation in rainforest protection initiatives. Women are key forest users with important roles in the agricultural industry and unique knowledge … Read more

#IWD 2023: Rural women at the heart of participatory forest resource management March 8, 2023 A guest Blog from our ForestLink partners: In Cameroon, the forestry sector plays an important role in the national economy, and provides a range of essential social and environmental functions for many local and indigenous communities. As a result, the sector also … Read more

A RENEWED FOCUS ON DIRECT FINANCING AT INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCES November 24, 2022 Global leaders and climate activists convened in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18 for the United Nations’ Conference of Parties (COP27), the world’s preeminent climate summit. Amongst those in attendance were representatives from the Rainforest Foundation family (RFF): Rainforest Foundation Norway … Read more

Rural Women and Community Forest Monitoring: A Learning Experience May 9, 2022 A guest Blog from our ForestLink partners: Woman community leader and young community observer in the middle of a data collection session using CAT S31 phones equipped with the “Collectaur” application © ECODEV 2020 Forests provide a wide range of products and materials essential to … Read more