Meet our Project Partners

Bindrai Institute of Research and Action

BIRSA's Save the Forest Movement was founded in Jharkhand to enhance decision-making power of tribal women, who are crucial custodians of forests and biodiversity, through networking, strategic planning, awareness building and political advocacy.

Chotanagpur Adivasi Seva Samiti

CASS is a community-based organization run by regional village leaders that works to establish socially, culturally, and economically relevant educational and health care systems for indigenous communities.

GREEN Foundation

GREEN Foundation is a community-based organization that has been working to promote conservation of indigenous seeds, agro-biodiversity and ecological farming practices. GREEN works with small and marginalized farmers, including Indigenous people and marginalized lower castes, in semi-arid regions of Karnataka and helps them set up community-managed seed banks.

Helambu Community Development Organization

HECDO focuses on strengthening community knowledge of handicrafts, agriculture, and environmental preservation by mobilizing and promoting women farmers as leaders, knowledge holders and trainers.

Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Natural Resource Management Association

HIMAWANTI is a grassroots organization working in 38 districts in Nepal to promote equitable and sustainable natural resource management through the empowerment of women.

Jashpur Jan Vikas Sanstha

JJVS is an adivasi (Indigenous) women-led group in Chhattisgarh that strives to build a just and sustainable society, where tribal women are networked and strategic in asserting their rights and entitlements from the state. They also organize tribal communities threatened by landgrabs and displacement due to industrial development.

National Indigenous Women's Federation

NIWF's Indigenous Women's League promotes the role that Indigenous women, as traditional knowledge holders, play in conserving Indigenous identity and culture, and the natural resources of the region.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

NYSHN is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout Canada and the United States.

Numi Foundation

The Numi Foundation aims to foster thriving communities by supporting initiatives that nurture art, education, health and our natural environment. They envision a world where all people have access to art, nature, knowledge and resources for good health.

People’s Action for Development

PAD advocates for the socio-economic development of minorities in the state of Assam, and supports women’s empowerment through a human rights lens by mentoring women leaders, and providing training and legal services to combat violations of women’s and children’s rights.

Purva Bharati Educational Trust (PBET)

PBET was established by a group of thoughtful retired educators to provide career-oriented education to rural communities in Assam, India. Current programs focus on education, livelihood, health, governance, art and culture and disaster management with emphasis on the rights of women, children, economically disadvantaged and marginalized communities.


The National Network of Indigenous Women: Weaving Rights for Mother Earth and Territory (RENAMITT) supports land rights training for an emerging national network of Mexican Indigenous women who are protecting traditional lands from development, and by supporting women to advocate for their rights to land.


Rupantar is a civil society group based in Chhattisgarh, India working on issues related to health, biodiversity, education and gender justice by preserving indigenous knowledge, particularly related to agro-biodiversity.

Rural Women Upliftment Society

RWUS advocates for the rights and well being of rural tribal women in Manipur, India as a peace-building strategy. Their work aims to educate communities on gender and climate change, and capacity of women to strengthen food security and promote women’s role in governance.


Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derochos de la Mujer A.C. is a Mexico City-based organization working with small and emerging women's organizations and leaders to improve the status of women in Mexico. They are the only women's fund in the country.

United Religions Initiative

URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.


Vanastree is a women-run seed saving collective in the Malnad region of the Western Ghats in Southern India. As a critical force for initiating empowerment and the socio-economic security of its members, Vanastree facilitates the production of quality organic seeds and products, and provide experiential learning programs rooted in community and agroecology.

Weaker Sections Development Council

WSDC promotes food security, gender equity, and peaceful relations to alleviate poverty in the Kakching area of Manipur by preserving women’s traditional knowledge around seed sovereignty and equitable forest management.


WISE is a grassroots non-profit organization in Nigeria which provides women in Nigeria have a safe space to continue accessing and sharing resources and solutions that will better position them to protect the health of their families and improve the access to clean water, healthy food, economic opportunities and a safe environment for the community

How do our partnerships form?

WEA’s global alliance is greatly dependent on the leadership of regional coordinators, colleague organizations and advisors. Regional coordinators share timely environmental information and knowledge from their regions as well as guidance when WEA projects launch partnerships in these regions.

In all of our partnerships and projects, WEA is dedicated to these Accountability Principles.