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Archive for March 2016

A Canyon Deserves a Monument for Preservation

In Utah, a tribal coalition of Ute Mountain, Uintah and Ouray Utes, Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes has been formed with a singular goal: To achieve monument status from the federal government for the Allan Canyon band of Ute Mountain. They propose to name it Bears Ears National Monument. “It’s never been done, all the tribes working…

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Why Women Have the Solutions to Climate Change

According to Yannick Glemarec, deputy executive direct of United Nations Women, and mirroring what WEA has seen in our own work in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, “Women are the first to be affected by climate change in every single country in the world.” Furthermore, women in so-called developing countries are hit the hardest. As…

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How Funding Women’s Climate Action is Unique and Necessary

 Global Greengrants Fund, the leading environmental fund supporting grassroots action on a global scale, and The International Network of Women’s Funds have put together a guide to supporting grassroots women’s organizations working on climate justice and women’s rights across the globe. The guide specifically addresses the urgent needs within the funding community and aims to increase…

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UN Launches New Forest and Water Program

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new program focusing on the crucial role forests play in our fresh water supply. Because so many of the world’s forests rest in mountainous areas, it is crucial that the people of these areas are included in any and all processes of forest protection going…

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Supporting Landless Women Farmers in India

Tina Rosenberg, in her article Letting (Some of) India’s Women Own Land, addresses how little land is owned by women in India even though more than three-quarters of Indian women live as farmers.”Without [land] title,” Rosenberg, a Pulitzer Prize award winning author, says, “female farmers acting on their own don’t have access to credit, subsidies, government…

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