- While women grow the majority of the food in the Global South, most are not recognized as farmers and most don’t have land titles
- Women farmers in Nepal work nearly 6 times as much as men. Yet, they struggle to access information, training and appropriate technologies to improve their food security
- Nearly 65 million people, many Indigenous and women, have been displaced in India from big dams, mining and other inequitable development projects
- Even though women are crucial contributors to their local economies, they remain underrepresented in the design and implementation of programs and policies
- Less than 10% of U.S. and European philanthropy supports girls and women’s causes
- Build a cadre of empowered and resourced grassroots women leaders, who advocate for women’s rights and environmental protection, including women’s traditional knowledge on seed saving, sustainable agriculture and sustainable biodiversity management
- Women’s decision-making in environmental protection and climate action is strengthened
- Policies and laws are improved to ensure gender equity and environmental protection
WEA trusts the wisdom, experience and ingenuity of grassroots women — farmers, caregivers, water stewards, community leaders, Indigenous women — who are leading the way towards a future, where rights of Nature and all peoples are upheld.
Special thanks to Rucha Chitnis for her leadership in developing this work.