The Forest Belonging to Injros Women
The mangrove forest where residents of Enggros village obtain food is a precious location reserved exclusively for women. Construction activities of the rowing venue for next year’s National Games in Papua are considered as contributing environmental damage around the forest area.
THE mangrove forest has long been an inseparable part of the lives of people in Enggros village, Abepura District, Papua. They have been taking care of the vast forest for generations. Residents of Enggros even consider the mangrove forest as a highly respected location reserved exclusively for women.
Resident of Enggros named the tight bond between the mangrove forest and women as Tonotwiyat. Tonot means forest, while wiyat is an invitation fo...