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Our Projects

With local leadership guiding each WEA project, we produce capacity-building trainings where women share skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. They gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance. With these resources in hand, women participants go on to launch their own environmental projects and teach others to do the same.

Current Projects

Catalyzing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya

Catalyizing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya In partnership with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC) The 2019 Kenya Accelerator The 2019 Kenya Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator Accelerator will convene a powerful group of women leaders who are out front – fiercely protecting our water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, indigenous lifeways, and…

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

Accelerating Women’s Climate Solutions in the U.S. Powered by: 24 grassroots women leaders 14 U.S. states and Territories represented 4 months of knowledge and skill-sharing The 2019 U.S. Accelerator In recognition of the central role that women play in environmental and climate movements and the resources they acutely need to grow their impact, the U.S.…

Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia

Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia In partnership with For Good, Mother Jungle, and Ranu Welum 27 grassroots women leaders 15 regions of Indonesia represented 4 months of knowledge and skill-sharing The 2019 Indonesia Accelerator The 2019 Indonesia Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator catalyzes the efforts of Indonesian women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from environmental/climate…

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…

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…

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,…

Shedding Light on Environmental Violence in North America

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…

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…

Past Projects

Coordinating Advocacy to Protect Native Lands and Rights

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection 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…

Safe Water Solutions for Sub-Saharan African Women

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection 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.…

Bridging Nations, Building Strength in Native American Southwest

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection 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,…

Women Uniting for Safe Water in the Philippines

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection 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.…

Women Collaborating Towards Food Justice in Bolivia

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection 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…