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Fall Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: 2019 US Grassroots Accelerator Launch!

November 5, 2019 |

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today As we innovate, take risks, and reach for our dreams this fall season, we have been asking ourselves—What if we can’t fail? What if nurturing grassroots solutions that protect our precious earth is the very thing that will turn the tides?   We are seeing the ripple effect of…

Say hello to our fall interns: Hi, Glenna!

October 9, 2019 |

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Glenna Herbert is an understatement. Glenna has been supporting the development our donor stewardship program, our research, our organizational outreach, and has been providing event support with care, dedication and attention to detail. Read on to get…

Say hello to our fall interns: Hey, Kajol!

October 3, 2019 |

We have such an amazing team of young leaders working behind the scenes to support our global programs and home-base operations as part of WEA’s Internship Program! Meet Kajol Gupta, a passionate young leader committed to change and equity who has jumped right in to support our growth as a Programs + Operations intern in…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Madison!

August 9, 2019 |

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Madison is an understatement. Madison is a passionate and multi-gifted force who has jumped right in to support our growth with her dedication, professionalism, and skill in this exciting time for WEA. We are so lucky to…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Carmen!

July 25, 2019 |

We love summer for so many reasons. It’s that perfect in-between time of year when seeds planted in the spring blossom, bloom and grow strong, and we still have the warm gatherings of fall to look forward to. One of the most exciting things about this summer as been the launch of the 2019 Indonesia Women’s…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Sara!

July 24, 2019 |

WEA envisions a world where grassroots women leaders and our communities have everything they need to thrive, and our team of summer interns play a key role in making this vision come to life. Sara Anderson, a Programs + Operations intern with us this summer, is no exception. She’s intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated to community…

Growing Concern Over Indonesian President’s Investment Remarks

July 24, 2019 |

As the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator in Bali moves into its third day of local women environmental leaders collaborating to find solutions to the ecological crises facing their communities, Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo pursues an aggressive, exploitative resource policy approach which threatens indigenous communities, environmental activists, and Indonesia’s famed tropical rainforests.  In a July 14th speech,…

Start ’em Young: A Guide to Climate, Women, and Justice Children’s Books

July 24, 2019 |

Spark discovery in youth with these books that are made to inspire! With messages of justice, creativity, innovation, and persistence, these are great reads for children, teaching youth important themes and history from the past, and inspiring them to think on how they can be part of creating a more sustainable, equitable, and caring world…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Lia!

July 19, 2019 |

One of the things we witness time and time again is that women hold the seeds for transforming the world. We see it in our work with grassroots partners, as well as in the inspiring, dedicated interns who support our work throughout the year. We’re thrilled to introduce you to Lia Knight-Williams — a passionate…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Putu Ayu Aniek

July 18, 2019 |

Putu Ayu Aniek is a community organizer from Bali, Indonesia. Growing up in Bali, Aniek felt first-hand the growing impact of tourism on her community. Realizing how tourism could easily degrade the culture and people of her community, she has made it her mission to create a more holistic and sustainable avenue for tourism in…

New UN Report Confirms Gender Gap in Food Security

Over 820 million people worldwide currently suffer from food insecurity and hunger. As the High Level Political Forum continues this week to track the world’s progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—of which Zero Hunger is the #2 goal—a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released earlier this week reveals that…

Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Amanda!

Ever wonder who’s helping to keep the drumbeat of our social media going? Who’s the magic behind our SEO? Who’s got her finger on the pulse of our analytics and insights? Please help us welcome Amanda Mier to the team this summer! Amanda is our social media maven and comms extraordinaire (though her resume will…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Rubama

Rubama is a community organizer from Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She has worked for fourteen years to engage the women of her community in an effort to protect the natural resources of the region.  After her region was ravaged by a tsunami in 2004, Rubama recognized how the approach to disaster relief resulted in the…

Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Change is in your hands

  READ THE LATEST WEAVINGS NEWSLETTER TODAY Women hold the seeds of change. This season has been alive with activity, and full of generous, heartfelt action from our community. Through your support and partnership, WEA has launched three grassroots accelerator programs for women leaders in the U.S., Indonesia and Kenya. We’ve raised nearly $100,000 in seed grants through a generous $50k match and…

WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Raihal Fajri

Raihal Fajri is an activist from Aceh, Meunasah Manyang, Indonesia. After a tsunami devastated her region in 2004, Raihal witnessed a drastic deterioration in the quality of water coming from her community’s water source, which was located next to a nearby concrete mine. Noticing the way this pollution harmed the women and children of her…

In Honor of Moms Everywhere

Happy Mother’s Day Mothers come in many forms. Today, WEA honors the work of mothers and community caregivers around the world—women who are mothering children and mothering movements; birthing babies and birthing transformation in their communities. This Mother’s Day, support these mothers with a gift in honor of a mother in your life. All photos were taken…

Run4Salmon 2019: Save the Date

Each September for the past 2 years, Chief Caleen Sisk has led the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and allies in the Run4Salmon, a 300-mile journey from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region to the tribe’s historic village site on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta. This two-week long prayerful event is a call to action to…

Meet the Interns: Hi, Ashley!

“Women are the backbones of their communities, and yet they face marginalization on multiple fronts. If we are able to cultivate spaces where women’s rights and needs are prioritized rather than treated as an afterthought, entire communities will benefit.” – Ashley Vu, WEA Intern To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able…

RESIST and RECLAIM Giveaways Coming Soon!

To celebrate the release of RISE — the third in our series of four illustrations by local artist Mara Gerson — which launches in September, this summer we’re giving 2 lucky WEA community members a chance to win the first two illustrations: RESIST and RECLAIM.

New RIPPLE print

Everyday, WEA women leaders model this most basic truth: when women are equipped with resources and support, they not only profoundly impact their local environment, but they create a positive ripple effect on entire regions. As the U.S. elections and our partners have shown, we can never underestimate the impact that each of our actions…