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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Reconnecting Indigenous youth to their forest roots

“Honestly when I first joined WEA, I was very insecure standing with all the amazing women from all around Indonesia who have been doing incredible work with their communities. I learned a lot from all of you. Meeting you all is my turning point.“ — Sumarni, 2019 Indonesia Accelerator Alumni As women leaders from across Indonesia deepen…

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Indigenous Leaders Walk to Protect Water

Photo credit: Crystal Cavalier-Keck On Sunday, May 2, 2021, over 90 teams of walkers, runners, cyclists, and paddlers participated in a Water Walk from Virginia to North Caroline to protect local water sources and sacred sites from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Organized by an Indigenous-led coalition of grassroots organizations and activists—including U.S. Accelerator Alumni…

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For the mothers who care for us all

Today is a very special Mother’s Day. Many of us are able to safely spend the day with our mothers after more than a year of separation; many of us will continue to honor our mother’s from afar. In the last year, the WEA Team welcomed two beautiful babies to our family (shout-out to mom’s Arielle…

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