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Archive for August 2014

WEA Grassroots Partner Celebrated as “Woman Warrior”

Check out this great article on grassroots women warriors–including a WEA partner!–who are protecting their lands and communities against #environmental destruction. Suryamani Bhagat is a brave forest activist and #Indigenous leader of the Jharkhand Save the Forest Movement in #India, and has mobilized a forest watch committee to stop illegal forest destruction in her state. WEA partnered with Jharkhand Save…

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WEA’s New Partnership to Address Environmental Violence

We are so proud to be in partnership with The Native Youth Sexual Health Network on a community-based research and advocacy initiative to address the environmental violence Indigenous women and  youth face as a result of extreme extraction. Everything that impacts the land in turn impacts our bodies. Visit the link below to learn more about this initiative, how…

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Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Happy Women’s Equality Day here in the U.S.! While this day commemorates the passage of women’s right to vote, here at WEA, women’s equality also means honoring the knowledge, expertise and leadership of grassroots women around the world who are standing strong for our communities, environment and futures. What does Women’s Equality Day mean to you?  

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No voice in Environmental Policy hurts Women

In 2010, government officials in Sri Lanka launched a $260 million rural water project in the Eastern and Central Provinces -and they made sure that women were at the helm. In one village, Talpotha, women have formed a management group that routinely visits houses connected to water pipes to ensure each home doesn’t exceed the…

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Benefit Concert to Support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their Efforts

Where will you be tomorrow night? Please join us at the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland, CA for Wintu Ch’aawa, a benefit concert to honor and support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe as they continue their efforts to protect their culture, lifeways, and sacred lands from the Shasta Dam raise. The evening will feature Redstar, Michael Preston, Almas Fronterizas, an art auction…

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