Our Programs

Through our signature Accelerator model, WEA provides leadership, strategy, and technical training that supports leaders and their organizations to scale their initiatives while connecting them to a global alliance.

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Shedding Light on Environmental Violence in North America

In North America, WEA and Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) partner to support Indigenous communities resisting environmental violence. In 2016 we launched the Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies report and toolkit with a broad outreach campaign, providing a critical perspective from Indigenous women and young people on the impacts of extractive…

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Accelerating Women’s Climate Solutions in the U.S.

Accelerating Women’s Environmental & Climate Solutions in the U.S. Powered by: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator LEARN MORE The U.S. Accelerator The U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders is designed to catalyze the critical efforts of women and women-identified leaders who have stepped forward to protect our families, communities, and ecosystems from environmental and climate…

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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 states. Partner: Semillas and the National Network of Indigenous…

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Convening Advocates for Protection of Indigenous Lands and People

WEA, in partnership with Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), hosted the Advocacy Training in 2011, bringing leaders from 18 Indigenous-led groups together with advocates for collaboration on environmental protection. “As a Native person, a practitioner, and an attorney, I found it very inspiring and helpful to strategize in a way that’s real and that’s culturally grounded…

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Native Women Leaders and Advocates Promoting Energy Justice

In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates traveled to the Southwestern United States to meet grassroots Native American women environmental justice campaign leaders, as part of an Advocacy Exchange to Promote Energy Justice in the Navajo Nation. In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates traveled to the Southwestern United States to…

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Native Women Leaders and Advocates Defending Sacred Places in the Southwest

In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates traveled to the Southwestern United States to meet grassroots Native American women environmental justice campaign leaders, as part of the Defending Sacred Places Advocacy Exchange. The WEA Advocacy Delegation, comprised in part of pro bono legal advocates, met with three Native American communities whose sacred places…

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Coordinating Advocacy to Protect Native Lands and Rights

For 7 years, the WEA Advocacy Network worked to narrow the legal and policy advocacy access gap for indigenous women leaders and their communities. We linked grassroots Indigenous women leaders who are organizing their communities around environmental justice, with the technical expertise of advocates in law, policy, and economic development. The WEA Advocacy Network mobilized…

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Bridging Nations, Building Strength in Native American Southwest

The Transformative Advocacy delegation to the Southwest convened women public interest attorneys together with Native American women working for environmental justice and sustainability in their communities. These leaders joined together for a journey of dialogue, witnessing and action, and laid the groundwork for an alliance to be born, whereby lawyers and Native American leaders partnered…

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Women Collaborating Towards Food Justice in Bolivia

The Bolivia Transformative Advocacy Exchange led a team of women environmental attorneys to the Andean highlands of La Paz, where they forged partnerships with women-led community organizations working to encourage sustainable, indigenous-managed land use and agricultural practices in Bolivia. September 28 – October 8, 2006 In partnership with Global Exchange, our Bolivia Transformative Advocacy Exchange led…

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Conservation International Partnership

Conservation International (CI) is a core Program Partner for the 2020 Indonesia Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator Program through co-developing the Indigenous Conservation Track (ICT). The ICT supports Indigenous women leaders at the helm of scalable conservation initiatives in Northern Sumatra, Papua, and Kalimantan to grow and scale the impact of their work. This partnership integrates…

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Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia

Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia 2020 Indonesia Grassroots Accelerator LEARN MORE 2020 Indonesia Akselerasi untuk Perempuan Pejuang Lingkungan di Akar Rumput BELAJARLAH LAGI 60 grassroots women-led initiatives 28 regions of Indonesia represented The Indonesia Accelerators for Grassroots Women Environmental Leaders Founded in 2019, the Women’s Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator catalyzes the efforts of Indonesian women…

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Building Peace Through the Ripple Academy

Building Peace Through the Ripple Academy In direct response to the divisions and violence our world faces, WEA joined forces with the interfaith grassroots peace and justice organization, URI, which has worked in 100 countries over 28 years, organizing Cooperation Circles in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Together we’ve launched the Ripple Academy, a coordinated training…

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Planting Seeds of Resilience in Southern India

Planting Seeds of Resilience in Southern India This Initiative sustains the organizing and builds the capacity of rural women leaders and small-scale forest home gardeners in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India to preserve traditional knowledge, promote indigenous seed saving practices, support climate adaptation and mitigation, and further the rights of women farmers. This is…

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Working Together for H2OPE in India

Working Together for H2OPE in India In Spring of 2016, Numi Foundation and Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) launched an innovative partnership to ensure clean, safe drinking water to the Tonganagaon tea community in Northern Assam, India. Together with our local NGO partners, Chamong Tea Company, and the Tonganagaon community, we aim to provide access to…

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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

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 women’s groups, training 144 farmers on seed saving to…

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Women and Food Learning Exchange in Northern India

Initiated through an invitation from one of WEA’s founding mothers, Arshinder Kaur, this Learning Exchange was designed to inform the launch of WEA’s work with women farmers in India. Together, 15 women practitioners and advocates in agriculture and food systems traveled to the frontlines of India’s sustainable agriculture movement to forge partnerships and engage critical…

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Women Uniting for Safe Water in the Philippines

From this series of four-day educational workshops, thirty women were trained in building the BioSand Filter; sixteen BioSand Filters were constructed; and five pilot projects were launched in each province. Following the workshops, all women trainees secured their own funding to begin providing BioSand Filters for their communities. Launched in partnership with A Single Drop…

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Catalyzing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya

Catalyzing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya In partnership with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC) The Kenya Accelerator The Kenya Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator convenes a powerful group of women leaders who are out front – fiercely protecting our water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, indigenous lifeways, and future generations. By investing…

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WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project

WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project In 2015, WEA launched a partnership with Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) to hold capacity-building trainings for women leaders from Kaduna State in Nigeria to promote and sell clean cookstoves. Through trainings that include clean cookstove business training, leadership and advocacy skill development, and financing for clean cookstove purchasing,…

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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 Partners and Associates. This holistic training program gathered…

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West African Women Providing Safe Water and Sanitation

The West Africa Women and Water Training supported women leaders with water technologies, business opportunities, seed funding and leadership skills to design appropriate and long-lasting solutions to water and sanitation crises in their communities. The 2010 GWWI West African Women and Water Training, in partnership with Pro-Net Ghana, convened 30 women leaders for a year-long…

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Safe Water Solutions for Sub-Saharan African Women

The African Women and Water Training was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, in July of 2008 with GROOTS Kenya. This incubator for micro-enterprise development and water technology training marked the first round of the Global Women’s Water Initiative, co-founded by organizations A Single Drop, Crabgrass, and Women’s Earth Alliance. Endorsed and hosted by the late Nobel…

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