Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 8, 2014

Today: Indigenous Women at UN Climate Summit Peru


Top photo by Robin Milam
Posted at Censored News
WECAN International is headed to Lima, Peru this December for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP20 negotiations. Join WECAN and our allies for a series of events and mobilizations in pursuit of climate justice, systemic change, and equitable solutions that match the severity and scale of the climate crisis. 

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  • Advocacy work inside the UNFCCC COP20, in partnership with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and the Women and Gender Constituency.  December 1-12, 2014.
  • Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change-Lima 
A convening of women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmentally and socially destructive activities and policies, and to present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to chart another course. Panels and strategy circles will focus on extractive industries and mega-dams, forest protection and territory rights, renewable energy alternatives, new economic frameworks, rights of nature, systemic change, and how relationships between women of the Global South & North are furthering the climate justice movement. The Women’s Climate Action Agenda will be explored as a tool for implementing solutions.
December 8, 2014. 13:00-17:00.
Sheraton Hotel Lima, Avenida Paseo de la Republica 170. Libertadores Room.
Free & open to the public.
For details on panelists and the event schedule, click here.

  • WECAN International formal UN side event at the UNFCCC COP20
Event in collaboration with allies at Amazon Watch and TakingItGlobal. WECAN will present the Women’s Climate Action Agenda as a blueprint for our path forward and showcase examples of youth and women as agents of local and global change. Particular focus will be on Indigenous women on the frontlines of climate change and solutions building.
December 9, 2014. 16:45-18:15. Caral Room. 

  • International Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal - Lima
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature will adjudicate various cases linked to COP20 proceedings, including threats to the Great Barrier Reef and oil and mineral extraction in South America. The Tribunal is a model and potent tool to help communities working to defend the Earth and their health and heritage. WECAN is on the Global Alliance Steering Committee and will be participating in the Tribunal. For more information and registration, visit
December 5-6, 2014.
Gran Hotel Bolivar, Jiron de la Union 958.
Free & open to the public. 

  • People’s March Lima
March with WECAN International and Indigenous allies in the Lima People’s March. December 10, 2014.

For more details, visit the WECAN International blog, 'Women Speak: Climate Justice & Solutions.'

Para información en español, haga clic aqui.

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