What We Do

WEA equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. We work with local leaders who build up other leaders.

WEA partners are saving indigenous seeds, planting native trees, selling solar cookers, launching sustainable farms, providing safe water, building composting toilets, protecting land rights, and preserving traditional knowledge in some of the most threatened places on earth.

How We Do It

With local leadership guiding each WEA project, we design capacity-building trainings where women access skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. They gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance.

With these resources in hand, participants go on to launch their own environmental projects and teach others to do the same.

 

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Read our Blog

WEAvings the Blog shares stories and updates from the WEA community and beyond. Hear from our partners in South Asia, Latin America, Africa and North America. Learn more about the environmental issues impacting us all. Find out how to make a difference.

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Host an Event

The easiest way to have a big impact. Gather your community together in whatever way you most enjoy—all while raising awareness and support for WEA and the women leaders that we partner with worldwide!

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Shedding Light on Environmental Violence

Read the WEA and Native Youth Sexual Health Network report documenting the ways that North American Indigenous women’s safety and health are impacted by extractive industries. View the report and toolkit here!