“We need more girls and women to join the fight. We know we can do it. We know we can do it better.”
– Indah Rufiati – Fisheries lead at Yayasan Pesisir Lestari, Indonesia
Indah Rufiati, the island-hopping fisheries lead at Yayasan Pesisir Lestari in Indonesia, made the long journey across five countries to Palau to address the Our Ocean Conference in April 2022. She spoke at the conference’s opening plenary about her journey working in conservation, the importance of letting communities lead, and of putting women centre stage.
Watch Indah’s speech from 4hr.19m and hear the song composed by an island community in the Maluku archipelago to honour Indah’s work.