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Gender equity at COP has a long way to go. For example, of 110 heads of state who attended COP27, only seven were women. However, there are glimpses into what our future of women’s leadership can look like. WEA Intern Charly Fisk reflects on her time at COP27.
At the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Women’s Earth Alliance and Pratisara Bumi Foundation showcased Balini Organic and Samaren—two women-led sustainable eco-enterprises founded by WEA Leaders Auditya Sari and Raihal Fajri. These community-based enterprises serve as an example of women’s leadership and growing a resilient economy from the ground up.
On October 26th and 27th, leaders from Women’s Earth Alliance’s 2022 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator came together for a Virtual “Collaboratory” designed to support and co-power one another through participant-led skill- and knowledge-sharing workshops.
Women, particularly Indigenous women and women of color, are catalysts for positive environmental change in the world. Because they often shoulder the heaviest impacts of climate change and environmental destruction, women know what our communities need in order to meet this moment on the planet.
Approaching the end of the year, as project leaders, we are ought to report the impacts we have given through our projects. Collecting the datas and curating it to be a well presented report can be challenging, therefore WEA is here to help our leaders! In this Alumni Circle, WEA’s Senior Program Director,…
WEA Intern Anika Lough details her visit to the Biorock Indonesia project: Today I had the incredible opportunity of visiting and experiencing the Biorock project in Bali, Indonesia. I am staying in Pemuteran where the first Biorock coral reef restoration project began in the year 2000.
2 demonstration plots totaling 130 square meters of land have been secured as sites for WEA’s regenerative forest pilot program in Indonesia, called Hutan Komunal (Communal Forest). Led by WEA Indonesia Accelerator alumni Aniek Puspawardani from Bali and Nedhy Priscila Neonbeni from East Nusa Tenggara, the forest will be grown and managed collectively by local communities.
Twelve community-led eco-enterprises have been selected to join the first cohort of WEA Indonesia’s Rural Climate and Economic Resilience Accelerator Program (RuCLER)—launched in response to the devastating economic impacts women leaders and their communities continue to face in the wake of COVID-19.
Every project needs financial support and often we need to gather it from a wider community. In the past 16 years, Women Earth Alliance has also been growing with the support of the people using the grassroots community centered fundraising approach. Sharing about WEA’s experiences on grassroots fundraising, Amira Diamond the Cofounder and…