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Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights
and Communities - New York City
United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York City, NY
Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate - their disproportionate vulnerability the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism, extractive economies and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone.
Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network and frontline Indigenous women leaders from countries around the world, as we gather to share stories, concerns, struggles and plans of action for change. Included in the event discussion will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
This public event will be held in parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues happening in New York at this time, with the expressed purpose of ensuring that the vital voices of Indigenous women leaders are heard by the public, media and government representatives during the formal UN processes. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama.
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Women Leading Solutions
on the Frontline of Climate Change - D.C.
Impact Hub D.C. - 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.', a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront.
Included in topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism, and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the partnership of Impact Hub D.C.
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We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events! Those of you in Washington D.C. for the People's Climate March are invited join WECAN to march with the Women for Climate Justice Contingent.
All global allies are also encouraged to join us for WECAN's upcoming series of free, online Education and Advocacy Trainings for Women for Climate Justice.
For the Earth and All Generations,
Osprey Orielle Lake
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network