Nagoya, Japan– During a press conference at the CBD meeting, Lorena Aguilar, Senior Global Gender Advisor for IUCN, together with Rachel Harris of WEDO, Marie Khan, Gender Focal Point of the CBD, Akiko Domoto, Japanese Journalist, former Governor of Chiba Prefecture in Japan and ex-parliamentarian, Loreen Jubitana, Director of VIDS-DRS (Indigenous representative from Surinam) and Camila Moreno, who works in Brazil and Latin America on social and environmental dimensions of biotechnology and agribusiness expansion in the region, presented the challenges and the importance of gender mainstreaming in biodiversity, hoping that their voices are heard and gender issues soon win a more prominent place on the development agenda.

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