WEA partners with community-based organizations globally to uplift local solutions to issues of water, food, land, and climate change by providing women with trainings, resources, and advocacy support. WEA’s programs are based on the belief that when women thrive, communities, the environment, and future generations thrive.
Directors Amira Diamond, Melinda Kramer, Caitlin Sislin Esq., Gemma Bulos, and Rucha Chitnis merge their experience in international development, grassroots organizing, environmental law and non-profit leadership to steward WEA’s unique mandate.
The South Asia Program supports small and emerging women’s groups that are promoting food sovereignty, traditional knowledge and advocating for the rights of women farmers. Our goal is to promote the rights of women as farmers and environmental managers, increase women’s decision making capacities in policy, build the resilience of rural women in the face of climate change and build political will.
The North America Program links our Advocacy Network of pro bono legal, policy and business advocates nationwide with Indigenous women leading grassroots environmental campaigns in North America. Through rapid response advocacy, long-term policy working groups, trainings and delegations, WEA's innovative advocacy partnerships protect sacred sites, promote energy justice, and ensure environmental health on Indigenous lands.
Global Women's Water Initiative (GWWI), in partnership with Crabgrass, provides training for grassroots women and groups to implement water related strategies so they can improve their communities' health, self reliance, and resilience to climate change. GWWI is building a cadre of women advanced trainers, versed in a holistic set of water, sanitation, hygiene skills and appropriate technology solutions. GWWI launched its work in Africa in 2007 and will extend support across WEA's Regional Programs in future years.
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