Global Health Justice


May 14, 2024

Stolen Wisdom: Ending Western Exploitation of Indigenous Knowledge

By Fatima Al-Shimari, GHJ Team

As of May 2024, the Diplomatic Conference on Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge unfolds in Geneva, a crucial conversation is taking place: how to end the long-standing exploitation of traditional knowledge and genetic resources by wealthier nations. For centuries, indigenous peoples have been the guardians of a vast repository of knowledge about medicinal plants,…