Ms. AnnaMaria Oltorp
Head of Department Cooperation Section Asia and the Pacific
The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok
Indigenous Women are the key practitioners, innovators, and holders of Indigenous Knowledge relating to their traditional livelihoods. They play a crucial role in preserving indigenous seeds, maintaining food security, and ensuring the well-being of community members. Indigenous Women are also the protagonists in ensuring the inter-generational transfer of knowledge and cultural values associated with seeds …
The Law-wer [Lua] community living in the Mae La Noi District of the Maehongsong Province does not measure wealth with money but cotton cultivation and the abundance it provides to the community through the production of cotton fabric woven and dyed with natural pigments.
The community elders hold crucial knowledge of medicinal herbs still used today. For example, in postpartum healing.