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Yulmanesni, Lubuk Mandarsah, Jambi Province, Indonesia

“We know that this is our ancestral land. So no matter how much Asia Pulp & Paper may try to suppress us, we will never back down. We have been fighting here, farming here, and we don’t want any more disturbances from the company. APP must follow the community’s rules. We want peace. We don’t want to be bothered by the company ever again. We have had enough–no more.”

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Women are active in the resistance to pulp and paper companies’ land-grabbing. They play critical roles in the community’s decision making, the farming of reclaimed land, and in community healing.

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