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Project Partners

WEA women are damming the river when it floods the village, saving the seeds during times of drought, tending to the sick when disease strikes, and rebuilding communities torn by natural disasters. These women are the community backbones—the healers, caregivers, village leaders, resource managers, mothers, and grandmothers to all children. They heal what is broken, unite the divided, work in collaboration, and raise their voices. They are ordinary people mobilizing others and creating extraordinary results. They are truly the superheroes of our time.

Meet our Project Partners

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.