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Past Projects

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection In 2013, WEA and Semillas — the only women’s fund in Mexico — began a multi-year partnership to support Mexican women-led grassroots environmental efforts through small grants and strategy sessions. Through this support, Indigenous women leaders have come together to promote indigenous women’s land rights in 5 Mexican…

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Traditional agriculture solutions for women farmers in India

Traditional agriculture solutions for women farmers in India In 2014, WEA partnered with the GREEN Foundation on “Shakti: Empowering Women Farmers to Lead”, a regional exchange and training project for women farmers in Karnataka, South India to build their skills in sustainable farming and seed saving practices, and enhance their income generation capacity. In the…

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South Asia Small Grants Initiative

South Asia Small Grants Initiative The small grants initiative provided 3 years of strategic small grants to fuel the collective efforts of women-led grassroots groups and social movements in South Asia. This project promoted food sovereignty, environmental sustainability, climate justice and dignified livelihoods. WEA’s Small Grants Initiative seeded and strengthened women-led environmental solutions from the…

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Grassroots Indian women leaders improving food and economic security

Grassroots Indian women leaders improving food and economic security Manju Devi, a farmer, NGO field worker, and a single mother of 3 from Bihar, attended the WEA/GEAG 2011 India Women, Food, and Climate Change Training. After returning to her community, she set up her own organic kitchen garden as a demonstration site and organized 11…

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Women Building a Water Movement in East Africa

Women Building a Water Movement in East Africa The GWWI East Africa Women and Water Training supported 50 African women leaders from three East African countries—Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania—to learn and implement solutions to issues of water and sanitation. The GWWI East African Women and Water Training in Uganda launched in 2011, hosted in partnership with ICON…

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