In this article, Afymab narrates the story of her aunt, Gaby, a farmer working in the fields in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Through Gaby’s story, Afymab points out how current customs and laws need to change and enable women to own their lands. Women are crucial in the fight against deforestation; granting them land rights would finally enable them to use sustainable farming techniques. Afymab is fighting and advocating to change the reality of women farmers in the DRC so that they can they can transmit their knowledge of nature to the next generations. Photo credit: Kaukab Jhumra Smith/USAID on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)