By WECAN International
Join us this coming week at the Global Just Recovery Gathering! WECAN invites you to join us for our panel on April 9 at 11:15am PDT/2:15pm EDT, “Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines”.
Frontline women leaders, alongside representatives from international climate justice organizations, will speak out to address the need for solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, feminist care economics, and protection of women land defenders. Register for the gathering and WECAN panel here:
In an era of continued oppression, fossil fuel expansion, deforestation, and false climate solutions, the voices of grassroots, Black, Brown and Indigenous women leaders could not be more important, as they work worldwide to build the visions, strategies, and solutions necessary to shape a healthy and equitable future. Women and feminists are working at the grassroots and international level to advance transformative cross-cutting solutions and climate policies that center the leadership of women, and acknowledge and address the generational impacts of colonization and racism while advocating for climate justice. Women are on the frontlines of climate impacts and solutions - it is time for them to be recognized at the forefront of climate action plans and decision making!
Presenters include: Neema Namadamu, WECAN Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Carmen Capriles, WECAN Coordinator for Latin America; Helena Gualinga (Kichwa-Swedish), Indigenous youth social and climate activist; Michelle Cook (Dine’/Navajo), Human rights lawyer and Founder of Divest Invest Protect; and comments and analysis by Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN Executive Director.