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“If we can make small-holder farming more productive and more profitable, we can have a massive impact on hunger, and nutrition, and poverty.” —Bill Gates 2009 World Food Prize Symposium The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Learn about WEA’s newest initiative– the Women and Agriculture Initiative, which will work to equip Indian women farmers with…

WEAving Words

“As indigenous people we’re still fighting for protection, for cultural survival, fighting to protect our sacred and holy places. Although it has always been in the interest of the government to annihilate or assimilate indigenous peoples, we’re still here, and we’re not going anywhere. And we’re continuing to share our traditional ways and traditional knowledge…

The time is now

It’s an exciting time to be doing what we’re doing here at Women’s Earth Alliance. Economists, world leaders, and policy experts alike are beginning to recognize the central role of women to community health and economic stability. A recent New York Times article said: “Only a small proportion of aid specifically targets women or girls,…

WEAving Words

“… I have presented these arguments for a purpose. To illustrate that that these are very common issues for women, not only for Indigenous women, but for all women. What befalls our mother Earth, befalls her daughter — the women who are the mothers of our nations. Simply stated, if we can no longer nurse…

WEAving the Worlds Call Series: Green Jobs

On September 29 we held our first conference call in our Fall 2009 WEAving the Worlds Call Series: The Navajo Green Jobs Victory and the State of U.S. Green Jobs Policy. 21 women leaders at the cutting edge of green jobs policy development participated in a conversation with two fascinating leaders in this field: Elena…

A little blogging history

This isn’t WEA’s first blogging experience. In September 2008, Women’s Earth Alliance convened a delegation of public interest women attorneys from across the United States for a journey of listening, witnessing, and preparation for action. Through ten days of travel and experiential learning throughout the Southwestern United States, our delegates discovered firsthand the ways in…

Call for nominations! West African women leaders

We are looking for West African women leaders who are working for water security, health, and environmental sustainability in their communities. The Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) is a joint venture of international organizations A Single Drop, Crabgrass, and Women’s Earth Alliance. The GWWI equips two-person teams of local African women leaders with technology training,…

70+ gathered for Coming up from the Roots event

Last night we held the first of three events as part of our Up From The Roots, Weaving the Worlds speaker series. And it was a huge success! We gathered at the Brower Center with over 70 people and we danced, ate, drank, listened, hugged, and learned together. It was a special night full of…

Travel With a Purpose: 2010 Advocacy Delegations

Calling all women advocates with a passion for environmental justice! Women attorneys, advocates, law students and members of the legal profession are invited to join a Women’s Earth Alliance Advocacy Delegation in 2010 – an unparalleled opportunity to meet and collaborate with indigenous women on the frontlines of environmental justice campaigns in North America.

Arsenic Contamination: Water Assessment in Assam, India

“Cost-effective, user friendly technologies providing pure water are required to counter the serious health hazards due to consumption of As and/or Fe-contaminated water.” This water assessment research study done by Chetia, Chatterjee, Banerjee, Natah, Singh, Srivastava, and Sarma collected water samples from various regions of the Golaghat district in Assam, India. These samples were analyzed…