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Archive for July 2014

WEA Partnership with GREEN Foundation Supports Women Farmers in Karnataka

In India, climate change, the steady degradation of natural resources, as well as political and social unrest and inequity, has severely affected the lives of millions of rural poor—a majority of which are women—who depend on natural resources for their livelihoods. These barriers help to make women and girls more vulnerable to societal and health dangers, and…

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Meet Our Summer Intern!

We don’t know what we’d do without all the wonderful interns who have given of themselves to support our work over the past few years. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to the amazing intern working with us here in Berkeley this summer!  She’s a rockstar, and we feel so lucky to have…

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WEA and Fondo Semillas Support Indigenous Women Leaders

In Mexico, the legal system fails to include any specific legislation protecting women’s land and property rights. Therefore, Indigenous women’s actual control over property has been very limited. Despite the urgency and importance of the situation, there are very few organizations working to improve women’s access to land. That is why WEA has partnered with Fondo Semillas—the only women’s…

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Environmental Injustice: Communities on the Frontlines

One of the key concerns in much of WEA’s work is around the continued presence of environmental racism and environmental violence in Indigenous communities around the world, and how that presence impacts women in particular.  We see this appear in many ways: the siting of hazardous waste facilities, American corporations’ sale and exportation of poisonous…

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