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. In some of the most threatened places on earth, WEA partners are:

Saving indigenous seeds
Selling clean cookstoves
Launching sustainable farms
Providing safe water
Protecting land rights
and much more.


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. Not only are lands healing but women and their families are healing too. Read about WEA’s growing impact around the world.



Read our Latest WEAvings Newsletter

WEAvings the Newsletter 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 and get involved. Find out how to make a difference.


WEA's 10-Year Anniversary

WEA is 10, and we're ready to launch into another decade of protecting the Earth and uplifting women’s leadership! Join with us and other WEA champions to sponsor one project for a month of our anniversary year, and watch the transformation happen.


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!