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WATCH NOW: Community Driven Fire Resilience Strategies and Indigenous Fire Ecology World WEAver Event

Over the past few years, fire season has plagued the West Coast. These fires have taken lives, homes, native plants and animals, and thousands of acres of land. The solutions to these disasters can be found in the history of the West, in Indigenous knowledge and practices. Historically, Indigenous peoples have utilized fire in order…

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WATCH NOW: WEA talks Food Sovereignty at Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice

WEA was honored to speak at the Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Solutions from the Frontlines and the Protection and Defense of Human Rights and Nature-a free, six-day, gender-diverse virtual public forum in parallel to this year’s UN General Assembly. This event, hosted by our colleagues at Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN),…

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WATCH NOW: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon features WEA Partner Trees for Jane

Our planet has already lost 3 trillion trees, and protecting forests means protecting our future. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Trees For Jane! Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and Jeff Horowitz, Trees For Jane is a new grassroots campaign launched during Climate Week 2021 to shine a light on the work being done to protect and…

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WEA joins Call to Action urging Governments & Financial Institutions to take immediate climate action

Women’s Earth Alliance has signed on to the Call to Action statement released in the run-up to the Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, which starts on September 25th. The Call to Action, signed by over 120 organizations representing millions of people around the world, was delivered on September 23 to global governments and financial…

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WATCH NOW: WEA Leaders join Jane Goodall in an activist roundtable discussion

Earlier this week, as part of Goals House at the UN General Assembly, Rose Wamalwa (Founder of WWANC, and WEA East Africa Director), and Farwiza Farhan (Founder of HAkA, Indonesia Design Team and WEA Leadership Board member), joined host Jane Goodall and fellow climate activists for a roundtable discussion on the protection, restoration and planting of trees as…

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WEA partners with Jane Goodall to protect forests and our future

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as a forest protection partner by Trees for Jane! Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and Jeff Horowitz, Trees for Jane is a new campaign launching TODAY to shine a light on the work being done to protect and restore our world’s forests.  Protecting our forests means protecting our future. Community livelihoods and…

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World WEAver Indigenous Fire Ecology: Meet Edward (Redbird) Willie

Edward (Redbird) Willie is a native ecologist with many years’ experience teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge, fire ecology, permaculture, and ancestral skills to people of all ages. Also an artist (drawing, painting, and sculpture), he has in recent years been a core organizer of the annual Buckeye Gathering, a gathering in support of ancestral arts. He…

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These Indigenous women are organizing a movement to stop a deadly pipeline

Water Walk in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline, May 2021. Video: Mothers Out Front. When Desirée Shelley moved from Maryland to a rural valley near Roanoke, Virginia in 2017, she knew plans were underway to build a methane pipeline that would pass just eight miles from her house. But Desirée thought she and her…

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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: An age-old care economy

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, For generations, women around the world have birthed children and movements, nurtured families and the earth, stewarded communities and natural resources. They have built an age-old care economy anchored in health, safety and sustainability to ensure the collective resilience of both people and planet in the face of some…

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Building resilience in the Maasai community

There are no communities in the world immune from the impacts of climate change and COVID-19. For members of the Maasai community in Kenya, these compounding crises have exacerbated the burden placed on women by existing inequitable systems and norms, particularly in regions where accessing food, fuel, or safe water (a responsibility held primarily by…

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