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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!  We want to take a moment today to thank everyone – individuals, organizations, partners – who have joined the call and endorsed the campaign! Women and girls from across the world have been advocating, finding solutions, and fighting for climate justice, women’s rights, and gender equality. From climate justice marches in Cameroon and educational workshops in Brazil …

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Young Feminists Tackling Climate Justice in 2016

  READ: How Young Feminists are Tackling Climate Change in 2016 In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we would like to share an important read by Mara Alejandra Rodriguez Acha, Peruvian climate activist, anthropologist and Young Feminist Fellow at WEDO & FRIDA : The Young Femnist Fund. “From a climate justice perspective, addressing the root causes of the …

Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.

Honduran Indigenous Leader Berta Cáceres Assassinated

‪#‎WHRD‬ ALERT: Devastating news from Honduras on March 3, 2015, Indigenous Leader Berta Cáceres is assassinated in her home. Berta has been a fierce advocate leading indigenous peoples in fights for land rights across Honduras. In 2015 Berta Cáceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s leading environmental award. In awarding the prize, the Goldman Prize committee said, “In a …

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Women Across Frontiers International Magazine Features Campaign for Women & Environment Issue

Women Across Frontiers (WAF), an international magazine, that seeks to raise awareness of pressing women’s rights issues through on-the-ground original reporting, interviews, profiles, and commentary has endorsed and partnered on the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice! WAF provides a platform for women’s rights advocates, their allies, and thriving women’s empowerment projects working successfully for change around the world. With …

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Paris Agreement, No Justice for Women

Yesterday in Paris, world leaders finalized the first climate agreement in world history, the Paris Agreement. The Women and Gender Constituency came to this process asking one question: what is the purpose of a global climate agreement if not to save people and the planet? In their statement on the COP21 outcomes, the Constituency wrote, “It is clear that in …

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Dec. 8th is Gender Day at COP21

Tuesday, December, 8th is Gender Day at #COP21. It’s the second week of COP. Although negotiations towards the expected legally-binding “Paris Treaty” began five years ago in Durban in 2011, ‘gender equality’ is still not included in the operative section in the new climate agreement. The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice needs your help to demand gender equality in …

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Aerial Art Action for 100% Renewable Future

Today the campaign participated in an art and climate event to stand with Paris for a 100% renewable future. The aerial art installation by artist John Quigley and renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand was a unique mix of human installation (people who stand to form images and phrases), aerial photography, and political activism that created large-scale messages for the common good. …

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Vogue Features Campaign Advocate

Vogue.com featured #womenclimatejustice advocate and climate expert Priscilla Achakpa. Priscilla Achakpa is an environmental activist from Nigeria. As executive director of the Women Environmental Programme, Achakpa has introduced thousands of women to sustainable solutions to everyday problems, such as waste-to-energy machines that can process rice husks. In Nigeria, Achakpa says, “The impact of climate change on women is huge. The …

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Have Media Inquiries?

For media inquiries, please contact: Celia Alario celiaalario@gmail.com +1 310 721 6517 Laurie Kaufman lauriekaufman@earthlink.net +1 310 562 8680 For a list of spokeswomen available for interviews, click the download button below.

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Women Speak to French Assembly and Senate

Three women from the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice attended the Assemblée National Colloquium on The Fight Against Climate Change: Women on the front Lines to discuss women’s power as actors in addressing climate change. Featured speakers from the call were: Usha Nair, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, and Eleanor Blomstrom. A full video recording of the presentation is available for …