Co-organised by DWD,
Mahila Anna Swaraj (MAS) & Navdanya
2nd & 3rd October 2018
A Gathering of Diverse Women for Diversity to Protect Biocultural Diversity
for a Healthy Planet, Healthy People.
More than 20 years ago we started the Diverse Women for Diversity (DWD)
movement with the statement of concern:
“We women, in all our vibrant and fabulous diversity, have witnessed the increasing
aggression against the human spirit, human mind and human body and the continued
invasion of and assault upon the Earth and all her diverse species. And we are enraged.
We demand of governments, international organisations, transnational corporations
and individual men who share our rage, that they address the crisis that has been
caused by the creation of monocultures and the reduction, enclosure, and
extinction of biological and cultural diversity.”
Today our concern is deeper, our rage intensified. A militarised, monoculture of the
mind and monopolies on every aspect of life are pushing species to extinction
at 1000 times the normal rate. Masculinist military power is trying to deploy
technologies like gene drives for deliberate extinction of species. The human
species could be extinct in the next century.
Industrial agriculture and industrial food has caused 75% planetary destruction
and 75% of disease.
Diverse Women are showing the way to another future for the health of planet
and our health based on diversity - our biological and cultural diversity, the diversities
of our intelligences and knowledges, our economies and democracies.
We invite you to join the Diverse Women for Diversity Festival on
2nd and 3rd October 2018, at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm,
Doon Valley to celebrate our seed and food diversity and together sow the seeds
of the future based on our non violent creative power to make change.
For more information: www.navdanya.org; @Navdanya_Navdanya;