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

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 of our greatest challenges.

As we celebrate the summer solstice and welcome in a new season—one of re-opening in multiple ways—we recognize that this original care economy and the grassroots women who ensure it thrives has made us ever more resilient. At this very moment, WEA Leaders are at the center of communities, mobilizing urgently-needed solutions to address climate change, environmental injustice, and COVID-19. We’re establishing clean water sources and handwashing stations in water-scarce regions, enacting critical conservation strategies in biodiversity hotspots, providing emergency food supplies in isolated communities, creating healthy food access in low-income communities, advocating tirelessly for systemic change and environmental justice, and more.

WEA Leaders are securing resilient communities and a culture of care when and where it’s needed most. And wherever WEA Leaders are, you—our global community—have been alongside us. We'd love for you to join us today. 

At a recent WEA event, Nell Greenberg, the Campaign Director of WEA’s partner organization, Avaaz, said:

“Resilience has become one of those trendy words that people love to throw around, it’s like the word of the year. Most of the time people use it inaccurately. WEA Leaders have already figured out how to live amidst crisis—climate shocks, pandemic, drought. This is what resilience really looks like.WEA women are clearly saving the lives of their communities, and with our support, I truly believe that they are the ones who are most likely to save all of us.”

A circle of WEA champions has already stepped forward to offer a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $150,000 for funds raised this summer. Join us today and 100% of your gift—and impact—will be doubled. Together, let's fortify this care economy for generations to come.

With care,
Amira, Melinda and Kahea
WEA Co-Directors

In WEA’s latest WEAvings Newsletter, you’ll find:

  • A recording of WEA + Sierra Club's event in honor of Earth Day "Who CAREs? A Conversation on Feminist Climate Action"
  • Updates on our work responding to India's second wave of COVID-19, growing trees in East Africa for COVID + climate resilience, and women leaders spreading climate + COVID solutions in Nigeria
  • Our Global Alliance in action
  • Ways to support women leaders this month
  • Our recent recommended readings
  • And more!

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