All India Women's Conference on Climate Justice

Update from Women leading the movement for Climate Justice in India

All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) is the oldest national women’s organisation in India, starting in January, 1927 and dedicated to the upliftment and betterment of women and children. Over the years, AIWC has grown and spread all over India with Members across the country who carry on the work zealously with selfless dedication. AIWC is recognized the world over as …

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In Solidarity: Women Human Rights Defenders and Villagers Oppose Coal Mining and Demand Climate Justice

On June 9, 2016, APWLD (Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development), alongside the villagers and the community-based organization of Tambon Ban Haeng, Ngao District, Lampang held a Day of Solidarity. During the activity a community discussion took place, whereby the villagers and members of the Rak Ban Haeng Conservation Group shared their experiences in their struggle to resist a …

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Women around the World took a Stand Against False Solutions

After years of growing support, the activities from this month of #BreakingFree, have began to shift the conversation about where our energy comes from and where our planet is heading towards a more sustainable and inclusive model. Our Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice now has over 200 partners who have endorsed our call, from 6 continents, ranging from DIVA …

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Peasant Women Demand the Shut Down of a Coal Plant

The militant peasant women group National Federation of Peasant Women (Amihan) together with various environmentalist organizations, farmers and fisherfolk groups recently protested in front of Calaca coal plant to call for its closure. Amihan chairperson Zen Soriano said that “the people were victims of deceit and false promises of development. They were assured of regular jobs for every family member …

Solidaritas Perempuan

Women in Indonesia are Breaking Free from False Solutions

Solidaritas Perempuan (SP), which translates to Women’s Solidarity, is a diverse union established over 25 years ago with members scattered throughout Indonesia, knitting together the power of women to counter opposition to all forms of oppression against women in various contexts. Solidaritas Perempuan and its communities are pushing for initiatives of women in mitigation and adaptation strategies that are appropriate …

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The Youth are stepping up the call for action

The up and coming generation of young girls and boys are stepping up to tackle the lingering threat of climate change in various ways in their communities. Here are a few brief updates from the exciting and growing movement. Nigeria – The Voice of Youth Africa (VOYA) recently brought together young African leaders, from within and around sub-Saharan Africa, who …

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The world is ready to #BreakFree and women are leading the charge

The month of May has been packed with actions happening all over the world of communities rising up, shining a light on the environmental problems in their region and demanding action. We will be highlighting these events and the women organizers that are leading this call to #BreakFree from fossil fules and #FalseSolutions to our energy needs.  First off, here is a …

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#ReclaimPower

It’s have been less than a year since we launched this unified call connecting women’s rights and climate justice and demanding real action, from global UN negotiations to national movements and local response. We have succeeded in bringing close to 200 organizations together from dozens of countries across 6 continents along with thousands of women, girls and allies, who have …

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They were asking for food relief – they were given bullets instead

Below is a statement from the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty regarding the recent protest by indigenous Lumad farmers in Kidapawan City in the Northern Cotabato region of Mindanao, Philippines. For more information, check out the news.  Justice for Kidapawan Farmers We would like to express our utmost condemnation on the killing of unarmed farmers asking for food relief. The people of …