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WEA Leaders join Jane Goodall in an activist roundtable discussion

Mark your calendars! Tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 22) at 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET, Rose Wamalwa (Founder of WWANC, and WEA East Africa Director), and Farwiza Farhan (Founder of HAkA, Indonesia ...
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WEA partners with Jane Goodall to protect forests and our future

We're thrilled to announce that we've been selected as a forest protection partner by Trees for Jane! Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and Jeff Horowitz, Trees for Jane ...
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World WEAver Indigenous Fire Ecology: Meet Edward (Redbird) Willie

Edward (Redbird) Willie is a native ecologist with many years' experience teaching Traditional Ecological Knowledge, fire ecology, permaculture, and ancestral skills to people of all ...
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These Indigenous women are organizing a movement to stop a deadly pipeline

Water Walk in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline, May 2021. Video: Mothers Out Front. When Desirée Shelley moved from Maryland to a rural valley ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Spring Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: When women are safe

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, We've experienced the full spectrum of the human experience this month. We felt the solidarity of International ...
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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Rebecca Jim

Founder of LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded), Rebecca Jim has been a powerful advocate and spokesperson for Oklahoma's Tar Creek Superfund site since the river ...
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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Dominique Thomas

Dominique Thomas is a grassroots organizer, researcher, Afrofuturist Black feminist nerd based in Harlem, New York. In 2020 she launched The Climate League, a training ...
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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Desireé Shelley Flores

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a proposed 303-mile pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia  that is intended to carry fracked gas from the Appalachian ...
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We’re ready for action

This International Women's Day, please join us in taking action alongside grassroots women leaders who are caring for our communities-saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, launching sustainable ...
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What Happened in Texas?

"I keep reminding folks that if we had started working on this plan a year ago, paying particular attention to adaptation measures, we could have ...
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Celebrating Black women leaders in the environmental movement

For generations, Black women have built a movement around community and climate resilience. In the face of racial injustice, gender inequity, economic disparities and disproportionate ...
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WEA Women speak out on unity, hope and what’s next

Things feel different today than they did at the start of this month. While the events of early January prove there is still tremendous work to ...
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U.S. set to rejoin the Paris Agreement

With this months' shift in leadership came some long-awaited shifts in policy as well. Within the first few hours of taking office, President Joe Biden ...
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Black Lives Matter

Dear Community, We hope you are taking care of yourselves and each other right now. If there is someone you’ve been meaning to check in ...
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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: We know this…

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, In a sea of unknowns, we know this: The women leaders of our global alliance are made ...
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We were made for this.

To our Community and Beyond, All of us at Women’s Earth Alliance are thinking of you, your families, communities, and organizations during this time. From ...
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Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Kiya!

Name: Kiya Leake Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Los Angeles Fun Fact: Being on an amateur baking show is on my bucket ...
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What is advocacy?

ADVOCACY is at the core of what Women's Earth Alliance does - but what exactly does that mean?   To us, advocacy is storytelling with ...
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Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Coco!

Name: Coco McCarthy Role at WEA: Programs and Operations Intern Hometown: Cupertino, CA Fun Fact: Coco is my real name, for some reason. I think ...
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What is ecofeminism?

When talking about the intersection of gender + the environment, you'll often hear the term "ECOFEMINISM." But what exactly does it mean? We love the ...
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Say hello to our spring interns: Hi Samantha!

Name: Samantha Clevenger Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Pleasanton Fun Fact: I can’t ride a bike! Why did you want to intern ...
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What does grassroots mean?

  WEA works with "grassroots" leaders. But what exactly do we mean by "grassroots," and why is it such an important part of what we ...
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Say hello to our fall interns: Hi Jade!

Each semester WEA has the privilege of working with a cohort of brilliant and passionate young environmental leaders who lend support, share perspectives, and bring ...
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Fall Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: 2019 US Grassroots Accelerator Launch!

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today As we innovate, take risks, and reach for our dreams this fall season, we have been asking ourselves—What if ...
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Say hello to our fall interns: Hi, Glenna!

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Glenna Herbert is an understatement. Glenna has ...
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Water Conservation Tips

WEA's home base in California is in an unpredictable and devastating wildfire season, and we are doing everything we can to conserve water and help ...
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Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Madison!

To say we are incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with young women leaders like Madison is an understatement. Madison is a ...
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Plastic Pollution and Women’s Health

  As this year's #PlasticFreeJuly comes to a close, we want to share just a few ways that plastics in our products, homes and work impact ...
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Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Carmen!

We love summer for so many reasons. It’s that perfect in-between time of year when seeds planted in the spring blossom, bloom and grow strong, ...
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Growing Concern Over Indonesian President’s Investment Remarks

Palm oil deforestation in Indonesia As the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator in Bali moves into its third day of local women environmental leaders collaborating to find ...
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Start ’em Young: A Guide to Climate, Women, and Justice Children’s Books

Spark discovery in youth with these books that are made to inspire! With messages of justice, creativity, innovation, and persistence, these are great reads for ...
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Say hello to our summer interns: Hi, Lia!

One of the things we witness time and time again is that women hold the seeds for transforming the world. We see it in our ...
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WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Putu Ayu Aniek

Putu Ayu Aniek is a community organizer from Bali, Indonesia. Growing up in Bali, Aniek felt first-hand the growing impact of tourism on her community. ...
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New UN Report Confirms Gender Gap in Food Security

Over 820 million people worldwide currently suffer from food insecurity and hunger. As the High Level Political Forum continues this week to track the world’s ...
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Say hello to our summer interns: Hey, Amanda!

Ever wonder who’s helping to keep the drumbeat of our social media going? Who's the magic behind our SEO? Who's got her finger on the ...
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WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Rubama

Rubama is a community organizer from Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She has worked for fourteen years to engage the women of her community in an ...
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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Change is in your hands

  READ THE LATEST WEAVINGS NEWSLETTER TODAY Women hold the seeds of change. This season has been alive with activity, and full of generous, heartfelt ...
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WEA Women of the 2019 Indonesia Accelerator: Raihal Fajri

Raihal Fajri is an activist from Aceh, Meunasah Manyang, Indonesia. After a tsunami devastated her region in 2004, Raihal witnessed a drastic deterioration in the ...
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In Honor of Moms Everywhere

Happy Mother's Day Mothers come in many forms. Today, WEA honors the work of mothers and community caregivers around the world—women who are mothering children and ...
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Run4Salmon 2019: Save the Date

Each September for the past 2 years, Chief Caleen Sisk has led the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and allies in the Run4Salmon, a 300-mile journey from ...
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Meet the Interns: Hi, Ashley!

"Women are the backbones of their communities, and yet they face marginalization on multiple fronts. If we are able to cultivate spaces where women’s rights ...
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RESIST and RECLAIM Giveaways Coming Soon!

To celebrate the release of RISE — the third in our series of four illustrations by local artist Mara Gerson — which launches in September, this ...
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New RIPPLE print

Everyday, WEA women leaders model this most basic truth: when women are equipped with resources and support, they not only profoundly impact their local environment, ...
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Meet our newest board member, Charity Tooze

WEA's newest Leadership Board member, Charity Tooze, is a longtime champion of women’s rights, and currently serves as Director of Gender, Partnerships, and Communications with ...
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Meet Binta: A Clean Cookstove Leader, Advocate, and Entrepreneur

Binta Yahaya is a community mobilizer and environmental advocate from Lere, a rural town in Kaduna State, Nigeria. In her town, most women and girls ...
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A silent, nurturing, and green seed revolution

"Beyond the city, past the highway...in the State of Karnataka, there’s a revolution — silent, nurturing and green. A revolution nurtured by...women of the region ...
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Women Leaders on the Frontlines at USOW

Last month, WEA was honored to be a community partner for the United State of Women Summit where we co-hosted and presented at the "Eco ...
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Join us for the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice

WEA is honored to participate in the Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change on September 11th in ...
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WEA Voice: Olanike Olugboji

Olanike Olugboji — WEA partner and founder of Nigerian NGO WISE — was recently recognized with the Sustainability, Environment and Advocacy Award for demonstrating exceptional proficiency in Eco-Business Advocacy. ...
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WEA Voice: Emmanuela Shinta

In a moment of global environmental crisis, Indonesia is ground zero. In response, it is the women of Indonesia who are rising to meet these ...
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A victory for sacred site protection at the West Berkeley Shellmound

  On June 5, the City of Berkeley denied Blake Griggs/West Berkeley Investors' application to fast-track development of a massive 260-unit project, which would desecrate ...
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Women you should know

Last week, history was made as a record number of women (and women of color) were elected to office during the U.S. midterm elections. 256 women, to ...
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Beyond the Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies report

  The Shedding Light on Environmental Violence Initiative shows us that what happens to the land, happens to our bodies. Chrissy Swain, a leader featured in our ...
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India Ripple Academy Learning Lab: Applications Open

Applications for the India Ripple Academy Learning Lab are still open and the deadline to apply is July 31st. The Learning Lab is a 2-month ...
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The Ripple Academy Sets Sail

Dear Earth Allies, We've set sail for the next chapter! This Fall, thirty women from throughout India will gather in Rishikesh, India to kick off ...
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WEA stands with Run4Salmon

This summer, WEA was deeply honored to once again stand with Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and Corrina Gould of the Confederated ...
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URI’s Ripple Academy

In early September, 30 women environmental leaders from throughout India began their journey with WEA and URI’s Ripple Academy. Join us in Rishikesh and meet ...
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Water filters arrive in the Tonganagaon tea community

We've got water filters! A few years ago, most families in the Tonganagaon community in Assam were among the 76 million people in India without ...
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Spring Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: BIG things at WEA!

Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter today As we enter our 13th spring at WEA, we know more than ever the power of global grassroots action. ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey there, Tegan!

We have such an amazing team of young leaders working behind the scenes to support our global programs and home-base operations as part of WEA's ...
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Meet the Interns: Oh hey, Selena!

Each semester, WEA works with a cohort of excited and dedicated interns who join us to support our staff and the women we partner with ...
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I Am A Woman, Watch Me Lead

READ THE LATEST WEAVINGS NEWSLETTER TODAY Women you should know. Last week, history was made as a record number of women (and women of color) ...
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World WEAvers Salon: Emmanuela Shinta and the Impacts of Palm Oil in Indonesia

As a team and community, we feel an urgency now more than ever before to broaden our circles and bring people together. Introducing World WEAvers ...
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Meet the interns: Hi, Monzerrat!

Wondering who is working behind the scenes to support our programs and operations this fall? Meet Monzerrat! Monzerrat is a passionate young leader with a ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey, Alana!

One of the best parts of doing what we do is meeting and working with the next generation of change-makers committed to a healthy and ...
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Meet Binta: Clean Cookstove Entrepreneur and Inspiring Leader

Binta (with glasses) at the WISE Women's Clean Cookstoves Training. Binta Yahaya is a member of the Women of Vision Development Initiative (WVDI), an NGO ...
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Meet The Interns: Hi, Arianna!

Wondering who's helping to keep the magic behind our social media going this summer? Please help us welcome Arianna to our WEA intern team! She ...
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Calling Women Leaders in India – Inaugural India Ripple Academy Learning Lab Applications Are Open

Applications for the India Ripple Academy Learning Lab are now open and we’re looking for women environmental leaders who are ready to strengthen and grow ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey, Sadie!

WEA is ecstatic to introduce you to one of our newest interns, Sadie! Her passion and devotion to protecting women and the environment makes her ...
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Ripple Academy Project Update

Exciting things are "rippling" away here at Ripple Academy HQ, and we can't wait to share them with you! 1) Our design committee comprised of ...
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Puerto Rico and Gendered Natural Disaster Resilience

In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and wiped out much of the island’s infrastructure. Hurricane Irma touched down on the island ...
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Join Us at The 2018 Women in Green Forum!

Women's Earth Alliance is beyond excited to attend the Women in Green Forum this upcoming August, and we would love to see you there too! ...
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Meet the Interns: Hi, Oriana!

Summer is almost here, which means we're welcoming a new cohort of bright and passionate interns to our team! To kick things off, we are ...
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Indigenous Women Taking Active Role in Bolivia’s Agriculture

WEA's 2006 Transformative Advocacy Exchange in Bolivia In Bolivia, women play a large role in the agriculture sector. They work to harvest crops, raise livestock ...
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Being an Indigenous Women Environmental Activist in Mexico

Over the last few years, it has become heartbreakingly evident that being an environmental activist these days is not only difficult, but dangerous as well. ...
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SDGs 2030: Through a Gendered Lens

The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 are striving to reduce poverty worldwide, increase the number of people in schools, eliminate hunger, and mitigate climate change. And ...
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Women4Climate Conference: Mexico City

The 2nd Annual Women4Climate Conference took place yesterday in Mexico City, where women leaders from across the globe came together to discuss the response of ...
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A New Generation of Activists: Wonder Girls Book

We're always on the lookout for inspiring reads, and we've got one we can't wait to share! Wonder Girls: Changing Our World is a call to ...
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Olanike Olugboji on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Olanike Olugboji, the Founder/Director of Women's Initiative for Sustainable Environment, and WEA Project Lead for the WISE Women's Clean Cookstove Project in Nigeria, recently attended the Inclusive ...
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Meet the interns: Hey, Sally!

A highlight of the work we do here at WEA is that we are fortunate enough to do so alongside the women who will continue ...
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Meet the interns: Hey, Teresa!

WEA loves working with interns, and Teresa is one of them! Teresa, a smart, driven, and passionate woman ready to tackle some of the issues ...
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Meet the interns: Hi, Anna!

We're back with another outstanding intern to introduce you to, Anna! Anna joined WEA as our Communications + Outreach intern and we're so lucky to ...
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[In the News] Pulling the Planet Back from the Brink, One Farm at a Time

Here at WEA, we have spent the last 7 years committed to small scale, regenerative farming practices that restore rather than deplete our lands. Currently, ...
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A note from WEA’s Founder

This year-end note from WEA's Founder, Melinda Kramer, is one way we keep our community up to date on the important news impacting our work ...
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Who are the trainers of the WISE Clean Cookstoves Training Project?  Meet Regina Poto.

"The women have gathered together to be pioneers of this clean cookstove. I see a lot of passion in them – passion to change lives, ...
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Seeds of Resilience: An update from our Seed Savers in India

Our Seeds of Resilience project has been underway for almost a year now and we are excited to share the progress being made to date ...
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[In the News] Farmer suicides: A call to climate action for India

In a recent article by Suresh Babu of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Babu points out that "As both a contributor to climate change ...
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Together for H2OPE Project launches storytelling workshop

Here at WEA, a core component of each of our projects aims to encourage our partners to create and collect compelling emotional stories that help ...
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Running the Salmon Home: Celebrating the Women Leading the Way

This blog is part of a series on the Winnemem Wintu’s Run4Salmon, a two-week long prayerful event and call to action for public awareness about ...
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Together for H2OPE begins training community leaders in WASH

Our Together for H2OPE: India Project team  — led by implementing partner Purva Bharati Educational Trust (PBET) — recently brought together a group of community leaders and volunteers from ...
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WISE Clean Cookstoves Training: An update from our Clean Cookstoves Women Entrepreneurs

On August 15th, the Atan Care Business Enterprise Team (one of the 15 two-person teams participating in WEA and WISE Nigeria’s Women’s Clean Cookstoves Training) ...
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[In the News] Climate Change and Food Security in Nepal

Over the past few years, Nepal has faced troubling weather events and a substantial body of evidence points to climate change as a primary cause. ...
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WEAre Together for H2OPE: How Tea Saved a Village

In the Spring of 2016, Numi Foundation and WEA launched the Together for H2OPE Project, an innovative partnership to ensure clean, safe drinking water to ...
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Running the Salmon Home: The Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

This blog is part of a series on the Winnemem Wintu’s Run4Salmon, a two-week long prayerful event and call to action for public awareness about ...
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Meet the Interns: Hi, Fiona!

We're wrapping up our summer intern series and are so excited to introduce you to Fiona! Fiona is a smart, passionate and committed advocate who has ...
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[In the News] A Look at Land Rights for Women Farmers in India

Here at WEA, we recognize that women are the backbone of communities and often play a much more significant role in community care-taking and resource ...
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First Public Preview of Land and Lens Photographs

In March, WEA's Seeds of Resilience Project partner Vanastree, a women farmer's seed-saving collective in Karnataka State, India, held their first photography training for project participants and ...
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WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves entrepreneurs take next steps in their clean energy businesses

The WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves entrepreneurs have been busy lately! Recently, representatives from each cookstove micro-enterprise team gathered together with our project partner WISE in ...
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Running the Salmon Home: Lifeways and Waters of the Winnemem Wintu

When we first bubbled out of our sacred spring on Mt. Shasta at the time of creation, we were helpless and unable to speak. It ...
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Malnad Mela Festival in Sirsi celebrates seeds and artists

In June, WEA’s Seeds of Resilience project partner, Vanastree, held their 17th Malnad Mela in Sirsi, India. Vanastree has held this festival every year since ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey, Laura!

We are so excited to welcome another incredible young women to our WEA internship team this Summer! Meet Laura, who is poised to make a ...
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The Kurama Women Enterprise team shares clean cookstove technology with their community

Earlier this spring, WEA and WISE (Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment) hosted two week-long training intensives for the women participants of the WISE Women's Clean Cookstoves Project, ...
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The data is in…

In case you missed it, WEA's latest WEAvings newsletter is dedicated to Drawdown, the New York Times best seller that maps, measures, models, and describes the ...
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Meet the Interns: Oh hey, Ro!

Ever wonder who keeps these blog posts coming? Who keeps the drumbeat of our social media channels going? Well, it's a team effort, and this ...
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Meet the Interns: Welcome Megan!

Are you as excited as we are to welcome our summer interns to the team? Megan is yet another intelligent, skilled and dedicated women who ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey Abby!

One of our favorite parts about our work here at WEA is that each year we get the opportunity to spend time with passionate, inspiring and ...
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U.S. withdraws from Paris Accord, and the impact on women

Yesterday, U.S. government officials announced their decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement endorsed by almost all countries in the world. This ...
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WEA and WISE’s Clean Cookstoves Training gets national coverage in Nigeria!

This past April, WEA and WISE (Women's Initiative for Sustainable Environment) kicked off a series of two training intensives as part of our joint WISE ...
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The Original Loom this Mother’s Day

Each Mother’s Day, we lift up and celebrate the work of mothers and community caregivers around the world. It is no easy task to nurture ...
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Ripples from West Africa, a partner update from Ghana

In 2010, Monica Ayomah was one of the eight local women trainers in the West African Women and Water Trainings in Ghana. We were thrilled to hear from Monica ...
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WEA’s Seeds of Resilience Project kicks off Storytelling Initiative

Volunteer photographer Batt introduces the instructors at Punarchith Training Centre to the donated equipment. Photo: Vanastree In March, WEA Project Partner Vanastree held their first photography training session, ...
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Empower Women and Save the Planet

At the core of WEA's work is our conviction that to truly and holistically address the issues women face and the issues our environment faces, ...
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WISE Women’s Clean Cookstove Training Retreat Gaining National Attention

The WISE Women's Clean Cookstove Project, partnership between WEA and Women's Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) in Kaduna, Nigeria, just completed its first of two week-long training ...
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An innovative partnership for peace, justice and environmental healing

Have you heard about The Ripple Academy? For the last 6 months, WEA and United Religions Initiative have worked together to develop a framework and launch this innovative ...
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63 million people in rural India are living without access to clean water.

Here, the day after World Water Day, comes a report on the state of world's water from Water Aid. In its' summary of the report, The ...
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WEA Celebrates World Water Day with Together for H2OPE!

Happy World Water Day! Today, we celebrate all the amazing work grassroots change-makers around the world are bringing forth to ensure more women, more children, more families and ...
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WEA and URI launch The Ripple Academy! 

Women's Earth Alliance and United Religions Initiative have joined forces to launch The Ripple Academy, a coordinated training experience to equip leading change-makers with the ...
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Native Nations Rise: Rise with Standing Rock TODAY!

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders are calling on allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington ...
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Stories are seeds that grow

This International Women's Day we are celebrating women storytellers around the world who protect our earth and safeguard our histories and traditions. Today kicks off a ...
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Fire, water, seeds, action!

Have you read our Winter WEAvings Newsletter? These quarterly emails are just one way we keep our community up to date on the amazing work our partners ...
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Call for Donations: technology for storytelling

We're excited to share a new opportunity to support women seed savers and forest home gardeners in the Western Ghats of South India! From February ...
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Celebrating the legacy of Vanastree’s Malnad Mela in Bengaluru

Last month, WEA's partner Vanastree held their tenth and final Malnad Mela in Bengaluru, India, closing such a bright chapter of work for this incredible organization. ...
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Women bear the brunt of climate-forced migration

In a recent article, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) stated in 2014, “Environmental migration is a gendered process, but discussions within public, policy, and academia ...
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Taking steps toward clean water in an Assam tea garden

Assam, India is famous for its high quality black tea and home to Numi Tea’s largest supplier. Yet Assam is one of India’s poorest states, ...
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Tanzanian farmers traditional seed exchange practices under threat

Photo: Ebe Daems for Mo* Magazine In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for ...
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Women Scientists and Environmental Activists Fight Back Against Climate Change Deniers in D.C.

Photo: Julie Dermansky for desmogblog.com A lot is happening this week, but a few things have remained the same for us here at WEA: 1) ...
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Let’s get on board

There is a fire burning, and it's only spreading. This fire is stoked by people around the world who are fiercely committed to ensuring a ...
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WEAre Together at the Women’s March on Washington

On January 21st, hundreds of thousands of people will convene at the Women's March on Washington and around the world. Our team at WEA couldn't ...
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Stewards of Food Culture and Biodiversity: Voices from the Northeast

In her piece for Vikalp Sangam, Rucha Chitnis shines her light on the challenges faced by communities in Northeast India to preserve the region's rich agrobiodiversity and food culture. ...
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Connecting the dots

Dear Friends, Did you know that women and girls are 14 times more likely to die in a climate-related disaster than men? Natural disasters can ...
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Lighting the Grid

  Dear friends, After the U.S. election, our international colleagues at WEA did not hesitate to reach out to us with words of support. They ...
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Open Ears and Hearts

Dear Friends, Last week was a moment to swim in the depths of a sea of complexities, to touch base and regroup with our colleagues ...
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WISE Women’s Clean Cookstove Project Update: We can’t wait to meet the next clean energy entrepreneurs!

Olanike Olugboji (right), director of WISE, distributing clean cookstoves. WEA’s WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project is in the application phase! By the end of the ...
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The times they are a-changin’

Did you see our Fall WEAvings Newsletter? It's a great way to stay up to date on the goings on at WEA and with our ...
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WEA’s WISE Clean Cookstoves Project offers a solution to structural barriers in clean renewable energy initiatives

As the #WEAWorldFoodDayGiveaway comes to a close, we'd like to thank everyone who joined us this year to ensure that the brave women entrepreneurs taking ...
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The actual difference your $15 will make

By: Arielle Moinester, WEA Program Strategist Throughout the #WEAWorldFoodDayGiveaway, we've been sharing stories and raising awareness about our Nigeria Women's Clean Cookstoves Project, and the opportunity ...
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Meet the Interns: Hi, Katelynn!

Here at WEA, we're extremely lucky that we get a chance to work with an incredible team of intelligent, inspirational interns. Fall is a busy time ...
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Women’s Land Rights Key to Enacting Gender-Responsive International Climate Change Action

According to a recent article from National Geographic discussing the Paris Agreement and its impact on climate change, the international negotiations left a few gaps in ...
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Meet the Interns: Hey, Kate!

One of the best parts of being at WEA is getting the opportunity to spend time with talented, passionate and dedicated interns — like Kate! — who give ...
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Communities Taking a Stand at Standing Rock

Continuing to send thoughts and strength to the encampment of protectors defending land, water, communities and future. Help to spread the word to build support ...
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Photos Show Why The North Dakota Pipeline Is Problematic

A protester is arrested for standing on the outer layer of barricades that separate the protest site from the police line and construction zone on ...
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Nepal quake impact on single women highlights need for equal land rights

By now, we are all aware of the devastating impact the 2015 earthquakes had on Nepal. What may not have been as comprehensively covered in ...
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President Barack Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”

In June, WEA was honored to have our Leadership Board Member Pandora Thomas represent us at the #StateofWomen Summit in Washington, D.C., bringing our (and your!) voice ...
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Indigenous women in Peru use seed saving and traditional knowledge to combat climate change

Throughout the 10 years of WEA's work, we've seen how women are often those preserving traditional knowledge and shepherding intergenerational knowledge transfer within communities. This ...
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Analysts and experts are stating that a new Indian law — the Compensatory Afforestation, Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) law — aimed at boosting reforestation ...
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Over 1 million people hit by flooding in India’s tea region of Assam

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“Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies” report published

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By: Janice Kim, Programs + Operations Intern Last week, in a celebrated step forward, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2016. With ...
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After 2 years in the making, WEA and Native Youth Sexual Health Network are ready to launch “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies: ...
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Nigerian Women Risk Their Health to Feed their Families

WEA is honored and proud to share that our Nigeria Project Lead, Olanike Olugboji, was recently featured in TIME Magazine, sharing an important issue that’s ...
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Strengthening the resilience of West Bengali farmers

Soma is from West Bengal, a state that boasts extraordinary biodiversity but is also one of the most ecologically fragile regions in the world.  At ...
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Women at the Forefront of Climate Change Adaptation

Photo: Alexandre Laprise; Oxfam.org The ever-changing weather patterns across the globe, but particularly in Latin America, where alternating periods of droughts and floods have gotten ...
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Guatemala Women Standing Against Environmental Violence

Source: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times A woman in Lote Ocho, Guatemala are filing negligence claims (in Canada) against a Canadian mining company ...
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A Canyon Deserves a Monument for Preservation

In Utah, a tribal coalition of Ute Mountain, Uintah and Ouray Utes, Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes has been formed with a singular goal: To achieve monument ...
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Why Women Have the Solutions to Climate Change

According to Yannick Glemarec, deputy executive direct of United Nations Women, and mirroring what WEA has seen in our own work in South Asia and ...
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How Funding Women’s Climate Action is Unique and Necessary

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UN Launches New Forest and Water Program

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new program focusing on the crucial ...
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Supporting Landless Women Farmers in India

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India has the Most People Without Clean Water

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Government Cancels Oil Lease near Blackfeet Reservation

The Bureau of Land Management has made a final decision to cancel a 30 year old gas exploration lease held by a Louisiana oil company ...
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The Fight Over Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks

Source: Indian Country Today Media Network The San Francisco Peaks are a sacred to over a dozen native tribes in the southwest. They have also ...
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A Glimpse at Women-Led Movements

Source: Rucha Chitnis, Yes! Magazine Dayamani Barla, the Indian journalist who led an extraordinary movement in an effort to stop ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel ...
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The Aftermath of Booming Oil and Fracking Industries: Acknowledging The Impacts on Women and Indigenous Groups.

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Lack of access to water and toilets has untold effects

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Starting the Year Off With the Malnad Mela

At the end of January 2016, WEA's Planting Seeds of Resilience Project partner Vanastree organized their 9th Malnad Mela. The Mela — featured in the Times of India — provides an ...
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Biodiversity’s Impact on Women

For many women, biodiversity is the cornerstone of their work, their belief systems and their basic survival. Apart from the ecological services that biodiversity provides, ...
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Passing the Knowledge of Seeds and Ancient Farming from Mother to Daughter

Source: Rucha Chitnis, Yes! Magazine In the northeastern mountain state of Meghalaya, is the Khasi tribe, a matrilineal people, where the women own the land, ...
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“As a young child, barefoot women and girls carrying heavy containers of water on their heads, walking long distances under the searing sun were a ...
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"I’ve got a 25-year-old son named Abe. I’ve got a 20-year-old daughter named Jessie. I would throw myself in front of a bus if it ...
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[In the News] The First Woman Of Women: How Melinda Gates Became The World’s Most Powerful Advocate For Women And Girls

We're loving this look at the life and work of Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a champion ...
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Are you keeping an eye on the goings on at COP21 in Paris?  We are, and we're especially interested to see if/how a gendered perspective ...
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Inside the Complex Financial World of Women’s Organizations

Association for Women's Rights In Development (AWID) has produced a series of reports on the state of fundraising and money in women's rights organizations . ...
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By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern “I will ensure this… the climate battle must be fought for, and with, women,” stated Laurent Fabius, the French Minister ...
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By: Katie Douglas, WEA intern In Ulhara, a village in the city of Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, India, a group of women gathered for a cluster meeting ...
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By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern “We Indigenous peoples of this village never thought that protecting natural resources was our responsibility. Now, we know we are ...
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Historic Treaty Across Continents

Source: Indigenous Rising, indigenousrising.org The Indigenous people of North and South America have come together through a treaty signed by women leaders Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca), Pennie ...
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In our work, we've seen the incredible contributions women farmers continue to make in their communities when small farms and home gardens, and their caretakers, ...
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Weathering the Storms Together: Grassroots Women’s Response to Climate Change

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Promoting Political, Social and Cultural Rights of Women to Uplift Sustainability

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern Aring Standing and her team members sharing the traditional shawl woven by the women Self-Help Groups. Photo: WSDC When Aring ...
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Water Tanks Sustain, Empower Women

Source: Al Jazeera At a training with the Global Women's Water Initiative in East Africa, in 2011, 175 Women received training on how to build ...
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The SDGs: Landmark achievment, or a step backward?

Photo by: UN ...The objectives of Beijing were consistent with a recognition of the deeply structural nature of the inequalities experienced by women. By openly ...
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Recognizing and Uniting Women Leaders in Assam

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern All her life Sinumoni Bora has been an advocate on behalf of women’s rights. Sinumoni was born to an impoverished ...
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Protecting Forest Livelihoods and Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern “Each time I plant a tree I realize that I am not only contributing in a small way to sustain ...
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Photo by: Rucha Chitnis Read more about the differentiated impacts of climate change, and how the UN hopes to address this with it's Sustainable Development ...
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NASA Sheds New Light on India’s Water Crisis

Source: Tribune India A recent National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) report says that the groundwater throughout India has been disappearing, owing to the rate ...
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A Gendered Perspective: Reflections on the MDG and the potential of the SDG

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern A woman closes the door behind her and sets off into the early light of dawn. It’s the pre-monsoon season ...
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Everything Connnected to the Land is Connected to our Bodies

The links between land and body have never been more apparent than in recent years, with extractive industries drilling, mining and fracking lands on or ...
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Teaching Girls to Farm in West Bengal

In West Bengal, India, 1 in 5 girls is married by age 15. However, a nonprofit based in Seattle, Landesa, is focused on securing land rights ...
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Sowing Seeds, Supporting Women Farmers in India

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern “Seeds have no caste, creed, religion, or gender. They are universal and secular. We nurture this sentiment strongly in our ...
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Pope Francis’ Encyclical: A Message of Hope for the Earth, but Where are the Women?

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern “Laudato Si” or “Praised Be to You”, Pope Francis’ recently released environmental encyclical, details how the collective actions of people ...
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Building Solidarity Around Resource Management for Women

By: Katie Douglas, WEA Intern For Nanu Ghatani of the Lalitpur District in Nepal, staying silent in the face of injustice and oppression was never ...
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Behind Bolivia’s Ambitious Agriculture Goals

Since Evo Morales – the first Indigenous president to rule a majority Indigenous country – took office in 2006, there have been major changes to the ...
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When Weather Turns Unfavorable, Farmers Lose Hope

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A Mother’s Day Call to Protect the Earth

This Sunday is the day of the mother, the day we honor the source of life. As we give thanks for our very existence, for all ...
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Seeking Solar Power Instead of the Grid

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Women become Entrepreneurs in Ghana through Water

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Malnad Mela — A celebration of Seeds

In an event hall in the small village of Sirsi, on the edge of the Western Ghats in the Indian state of Karnataka, more than ...
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A Look into the World of Water in Mali

Source: Tara Todras-Whitehill/ WaterAid The Malian village of Diatoula, Mali, a West African country with 4.9 million people, a third of the population, lacking safe ...
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Sacred Land Threatened by Fracking

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Resistance of Indigenous Women Stretches from North to South

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Women vow to save forests

In the small northern community of Lahaul Valley in the Himalaya, 139 'mahila mandals', women groups, in all but one of the 28 panchayat, or village ...
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Keystone XL Pipeline: The Effects on the Environment and Indigenous People

“I urge our allies to stand with Native people, heed our call for systemic change to how we create and utilize energy and the policies ...
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Women with Land Boost world Agriculture Output

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WEA Grassroots Partner Celebrated as “Woman Warrior”

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WEA’s New Partnership to Address Environmental Violence

We are so proud to be in partnership with The Native Youth Sexual Health Network on a community-based research and advocacy initiative to address the environmental violence ...
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Benefit Concert to Support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their Efforts

Where will you be tomorrow night? Please join us at the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland, CA for Wintu Ch'aawa, a benefit concert to honor and support the Winnemem Wintu ...
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The Water Filter that’s changing the Philippines

BioSand Filter (BSF), the company responsible for making its namesake product, has started installing their water filters in communities across the Philippines. In a country ...
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WEA Partnership with GREEN Foundation Supports Women Farmers in Karnataka

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WEA and Fondo Semillas Support Indigenous Women Leaders

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Sacred Red Corn Planting Takes a Stand Against KXL

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WEA is thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with Pink51.com as one of their featured organizations! What does this mean?  Well, now there's a ...
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How Poverty hurts the Environment

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[Did You Know?] Climate Change Impacts on Navajo Nation

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#Proud2BIndigenous Week

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Reject and Protect: Cowboy Indian Alliance Takes a Stand Against the KXL

By: Sophia Sparksworthy, WEA Intern "The [Cowboy Indian Alliance] asks President Obama a simple question: Is an export pipeline for dirty tar sands worth risking ...
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The Threat to Sacred Waters and Ways of Life for California Indigenous Communities

By: Sophie Sparksworthy, WEA Intern "Indigenous peoples have the right to the conservation and protection of the environment and the productive capacity of their lands ...
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The Ripple Effect Is Real

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From our Allies: Indian People’s Action and the Tar Sands Megaloads

"[Tar sands oil] is not a future issue, it's causing the land to be inhospitable, both on the reservations and for the surrounding area... There's ...
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The Long Arm of the Tar Sands: The Alberta Clipper Pipeline

By: Kahea Pacheco (Advocacy Network Coordinator) and Sophie Sparksworthy (WEA Intern) "[We recognize] that the tar sands in northern Alberta, Canada is one of the ...
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Congress Passes Bi-Partisan Bill with $50 Million Increase for WASH

By Gemma Bulos, GWWI Director Last year, I was honored to present GWWI’s work at the historical launch of USAID's Water and Sanitation Development Strategy ...
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Recognizing Women’s Leadership to Mitigate Conflict & Climate Change

By: Rucha Chitnis, Director of Grantmaking (@ruchachitnis) Manipur, a state in India bordering Burma, is part of the "Seven Sisters" -- seven contiguous states in ...
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Phionah: From Sex-Worker to Water Champion

By Gemma Bulos, Global Women's Water Initiative Director “I have been a sex worker for so many years, but when I met Godliver (GWWI Head ...
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The Winnemem Wintu and the fight for the McCloud River


By Kahea Pacheco (Advocacy Network Coordinator) and Molly Garritson (WEA General Intern) “The salmon are an integral part of our lifeway and of a healthy ...
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Women leaders in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

In Africa and across the developing world, it is common for women and girls to spend up to six hours daily collecting water, time they ...
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Leading from a Place of History and Learning

By Kahea Pacheco, WEA Advocacy Network Coordinator I grew up in a tiny, rural town on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i ...
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World Toilet Day: Everyone Goes But Not Everyone Has a Place to Go

By Women's Earth Alliance, GWWI Director, Gemma Bulos Believe it or not, there are more people in the world that have cell phones than toilets! ...
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Weathering the Storm: Gender Dimensions of Haiyan & Climate Change

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Women Water Champions Partnering Across the World

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Fun (d) Raising at WEA’s 2013 Gala

The Women's Earth Alliance Gala, "From Ripple to Wave," was an unforgettable night. The event marked another rite of passage for WEA as we celebrated ...
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Want to Feed the World? Go Small-Scale

According to a new publication by the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), significant and transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and ...
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Making the Invisible Visible: Valuing women’s work and challenging gender bias in agriculture and resource rights

Blog by Rucha Chitnis, Former WEA South Asia Program Director   Yashoda is slowly stepping into a leadership role in her community “A woman is ...
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Native American Tribal Lands Look to Renew Energy

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5 Reasons to Join us for the 2013 WEA Gala, “From Ripple to Wave”

1.    We will celebrate the world’s women who are making the ripples. You will meet Rose Wamalwa, who will be joining as a Special Guest. ...
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Meet our Summer Interns!

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Indigenous Women, Fracking, and Violence

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A Ballad of Resistance: An evening with feminist film-maker, Leena Manimekalai

By Lauren Bellenie, WEA General Intern Dayamani Barla was jailed last year to silence her anti-displacement activism. Guest speaker, Preeti Mangala Sekar, ED of Narika, ...
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Uniting and Fighting against Keystone XL

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline from TransCanada is having a profound effect on the people who call the middle west of the country home. Training ...
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I Am Because You Are: A Mother’s Day Reflection

by Melinda Kramer, WEA Founder, Co-Director Casey Camp and Melinda Kramer at the 2011 Advocacy Training As we talked, Casey looked at my pregnant belly ...
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The Original Tree Huggers: Let Us Not Forget Their Sacrifice

Blog by: Rucha Chitnis, Former WEA South Asia Program Director. 1730 CE “Sar santey rukh rahe to bhi sasto jan.” “If a tree is saved even ...
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GWWI Partner Brings Clean Water to a Clinic in Kakamega

By GWWI Regional Coordinator, Rose Wamalwa Rose Wamalwa is GWWI Kenya/Tanzania Regional Coordinator. She was selected as 1 of 4 East African women for the ...
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Meet our Spring Interns!

Spring is a busy time of year here at Team WEA as we plan for events and shift our programs into high gear.  None of ...
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The Tragic Cost of Depending on Firewood

Photo: Premium Times In Nigeria, 72 percent of the population suffer the severe consequences of depending solely on fuel wood as their main source of ...
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Current State of Indigenous People in Mexico

OneWorld gives a broad overview of the current issues facing the indigenous communities and especially women, in Mexico. Systemic rape, aggression and assassinations of indigenous ...
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Food – Not Just a Source of Profit But A Source Of Nutrition & Sustenance

Dr. Vanaja Ramprasad, founder of WEA's partner in India, the GREEN Foundation, shares what the global community can learn from women farmers in India. Why ...
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GWWI Report from the field : Ex-Commercial Sex Workers Build Water Tanks for Local Schools

722 students and teachers at Kabati Primary School in Kabati slum now have water right at their school thanks to GWWI partner Life Bloom Services ...
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Women, Hope and Water

Guest Blogger: Lacy Colley, Volunteer Photographer Traveling to Uganda for the first time was more than an opportunity for us. It was about women, hope, ...
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Remembering Becky Tarbotton

Women's Earth Alliance joins the environmental community in mourning the passing and honoring the life of Rebecca Tarbotton, Rainforest Action Network's executive director, who died ...
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THE WAVE of H2ope!

When Grace Mushongi came to the GWWI training in Kampala in Summer of 2011, she was working as a community organizer and Board Member for ...
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Read our 2012 Impact : DONATE TODAY!

Dear Colleagues, Allies and Friends, If there is anything we learned from Hurricane Sandy, it’s that we are all on the frontlines of our changing ...
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Congrats to Gemma Bulos, GWWI Director Selected as Stanford Social Entrepreneur Fellow!

A huge congratulations to GWWI Director Gemma Bulos for being selected as 1 of 3 people from around the globe to be a 2013 Stanford ...
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2012 : A STORY OF TRANSFORMATION

Today we’d like to tell you a story about Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) graduates Florence Acharit and Eunice Aliamo of Orphans and Widows Association for ...
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GWWI WASH Service Center Training Program Launches in Uganda

After a stellar year where GWWI graduates provided clean water and sanitation to over 15,000 people, GWWI launches its next phase of training. 10 of ...
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Tribal Community Members and Academic Researchers Gather for a Weekend of Listening and Collaboration

By: Kahea Pacheco, North America Program Team Member “How do we sustain?  How do we become as adaptable as possible?  How do we work smart?  ...
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Women Making Waves – Purchase your Tickets now !

Purchase Tickets Here! One week from tonight join us for an inspiring evening for "Women's Making Waves: Global Women's Water Initiative Report Back from Africa". ...
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GWWI Graduates Launch the First Local Chapter in Moyo, Uganda

Martha and Angella have been friends since they were young children. In 1979 during the Liberation War in Uganda, most people of Moyo, the town ...
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GWWI Report From the Field: Girls No Longer Miss School Thanks to a Newly Installed Rainwater Harvesting System

The Global Women’s Water Initiative Team has been traveling through East Africa to visit the women teams that were trained in our 2011-2012 year long ...
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GWWI Report from the Field: Typhoid Eliminated in School Thanks to Biosand Filter!

The Global Women’s Water Initiative Team has been traveling through East Africa to visit the women teams that were trained in our 2011-2012 year long ...
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GWWI Report From the Field: Neighborhood Group Builds 30 Filters for Their Community

The Global Women’s Water Initiative Team has been traveling through East Africa to visit the women teams that were trained in our 2011-2012 year long ...
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GWWI Report From the Field: Sophia Elected As Chair of the Water Committee

The Global Women’s Water Initiative Team has been traveling through East Africa to visit the women teams that were trained in our 2011-2012 year long ...
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GWWI Report From the Field: Women Prisoners Provide Their Own Clean Water

The Global Women’s Water Initiative Team has been traveling through East Africa to visit the women teams that were trained in our 2011-2012 year long ...
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Dr. Seema Tripathi: Leading Change at the Grassroots

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GWWI Women and Water: Stay Tuned for Reports From the Field

GWWI Women and Water: Stay Tuned for Reports From the Field  We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! This next few weeks, our Director, ...
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Gemma Bulos honored as a Water Solutions Trailblazer in Reuters

WOW! Huge congrats to our Director of the Global Women's Water Initiative, who was just named one of Reuters Top 10 Water Solutions Trailblazers in ...
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GWWI Women and Water:Dining for Women Raises over $60,000 for GWWIs Women-Led Water Service Center Program

Women’s Earth Alliance is so thrilled to be the recipient of a program grant from Dining For Women to expand and deepen the work of ...
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GWWI Women and Water: Congrats to GWWI Grad Elected Board Chairperson for her Water District!

The Global Women's Water Initiative is so excited to announce that Catherine Wanjohi, GWWI 2011 Graduate has been elected as the Chairperson for the Water Company ...
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GWWI Women and Water: GWWI Graduate Wins Top Prize from Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Congratulations to GWWI Graduates Lindah Wameya and Jane Wanjiko Joseph of Kilili Self-Help Program (KSHP) who won the Top Prize in the "Water For CIties" Ministry of ...
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It's time to celebrate! Four years ago today the Global Women’s Water Initiative welcomed 50 grassroots women leaders from all over Sub-Saharan Africa and the ...
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GWWI Women and Water: Congratulations to GWWI Fellows!

A huge and hearty congratulations to our wonderful Fellows! So much great news to share. In 2011, GWWI was excited to integrate a Fellows Program ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: Team from Uganda Preparing for a Government Water Contract!

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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: GWWI Graduate Selected for Board of Directors for Kenyan Water Company!

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This summer, WEA has been selected by Cooper, a San Francisco-based design and strategy firm to be the focus of their four day "UX Bootcamp". ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: Congratulations to GWWI Trainer Godliver Businge Graduating #1 in Her Class!

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Climate Change Resilience Begins With Women

By: Rucha Chitnis Women farmers, like Manju, play a crucial role in building the resilience of their communities in the face of climate change. Manju ...
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GWWI is proud to share this interview of Anna Anatoli, or as she was so aptly named, ‘Mama Africa’.  That’s a big name to live ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: GWWI Director, Gemma Bulos Raising the Voice of Women in Water on Huffington Post!

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Angella and Martha Win an Award and Buy a Brick Machine!

Martha Angella and Martha have two big reasons to celebrate and are one step closer to reaching their goal of providing their community with access ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays:  UCOBAC Receives the Gift of Hygiene from CNN Hero, Derek Kayonga!  

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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: Eye on iCON

When the Global Women’s Water Initiative organizes a training in a region, we identify a strong partner who will be our local host. They are ...
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n:  an Nguni word from South Africa that addresses the notion of our interconnectedness as human beings. Sentence: "Umuntu ngumuntu ngamuntu:" “I am a person ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: How Do I Know My Water is Contaminated?

Results show water is contaminated   Can you tell if water is not contaminated just because it is clear? Don’t be fooled! Micro-organisms or germs ...
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GWWI Women and Water On Wednesdays: Katosi Women’s Development Trust Wins the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize!

CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Global Women’s Water Initiative is thrilled to share that our resource partner Katosi Women's Development Trust (KWDT) has just won the 3rd ...
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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: The Future of Women and Water – Meet GWWIs Youngest Participants

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International Women’s Day: A Powerful Reason for Hope

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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: Celebrating GWWI Water Champions on International Women’s Day

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King Peggy : A Royal Example

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Denying Justice: The endless fight of the Lubicon Cree

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Mama Solar Shines with Solar CooKit

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Women and Water on Wednesdays – Power in Partnership

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GWWI Women and Water on Wednesdays: It’s All About Relationships

Lily Dimling of Global Soap Project Shares Her Experience as a GWWI Fellow When I spent two months last summer as a fellow with the ...
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GWWI Women, Water on Wednesdays: Transforming Lives and Providing Clean Water in a Women’s Prison in Kenya!

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GWWI Women, Water on Wednesdays: Clean Water to Supplement Food Security in Kitale, Kenya

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Global Women’s Water Initiative, Women, Water and Waves: Rainwater Harvesting for Poultry and Goat Microbusinesses in Uganda

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WEA Welcomes our Newest Team Member!

The Women’s Earth Alliance team is excited to introduce one of our newest family members--Gillian Wilson! Gillian, or Gill as she prefers to be called, ...
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Water, Women and Waves on Wednesdays!

  Happy New Year! And what a great start! GWWI is so proud to continue sharing the stories of the amazing women who attended our ...
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Woman Water Champion, Rose Wamalwa

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Powerful Partnerships in East Africa

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Planting Seeds of Resilience

Last week, we celebrated the Women's Earth Alliance India Program at our special event--Seeds of Resilience: Women Farmers Striving in the Face of Climate Change. ...
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WEA Advocacy Training: Building Bridges for Dialogue and Collaboration

This November 4th – 6th, WEA hosted our first Advocacy Training, in partnership with Indigenous Environmental Network. We’re proud to share that the Training was ...
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Making Ripples: Zero to 2800 in Four Months

  Exciting news rippling out from East Africa! It has been four months since the Global Women’s Water Initiative completed Phase One of our third ...
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Give a Sh*t

If you didn’t know, Nov 19 was World Toilet Day. Why, you ask, would we dedicate a day recognized around the world - to a ...
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Matilda is why WEA believes…

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Live from the 3rd Phase of the Women, Food Security and Climate Change Training

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November 4: Steadying the Seasons

Photo by: Phillippe Ponchaux Women's Earth Alliance is preparing to host our first Advocacy Training, November 4th – 6th, 2011, here at the David Brower ...
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WEA at Bioneers: Leadership at the Nexus

Last week, the WEA Team was thrilled to co-facilitate the 2011 Bioneers Post-Conference Intensive, Leadership at the Nexus: When Women Thrive, Communities Thrive. Along with ...
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The Weight of Water

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When women thrive, communities thrive: Join us at the 2011 Bioneers Conference for a day-long workshop on Leadership!

We are delighted to announce that the WEA Team, as part of the 2011 Bioneers Conference's Cultivating Women's Leadership program, will be leading a special ...
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When I grow up, I want to be an engineer!

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Out of sight is not out of mind

As you know, the Africa Team just returned from Uganda, having worked alongside GWWI and our partners from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to address the ...
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small tools, BIG transformation.

By Maame Yelbert-Obeng (Africa Program Director) with support from Kaitlin Swarts (2011 Intern)   The Africa Team is back from Uganda! This month, we welcomed ...
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Take Action Today!

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A Trainer-in-Training shares her story from the 2011 East African Women and Water Advanced Training

The following blog post was written by Advanced Training Participant Nansubuga Immaculate.  Immaculate is a Trainer-In-Training at the 2011 East African Women and Water Advanced Training ...
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Saving the San Francisco Peaks

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Scenes from the 2011 East African Women and Water Training

The 2011 East African Women and Water Training in Uganda has concluded, and what a success it was!  We invite you to take a look ...
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10K and one week to go to meet our 150K match from the 2011 Gala!

Dear Friends, The train keeps on moving at Women's Earth Alliance, but we want to take a moment to remember the previous stop: our 5-Year Anniversary Gala, ...
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When Women Face the Music, We All Get To Sing

This week WEA is featured in HuffPost Impact's article "Changing the Channel From Fear: When Women Face the Music, We All Get To Sing."  The ...
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WEA Interview on Women Rising: National Radio Project

National Radio Project recently interviewed India Program Director Rucha Chitnis, Africa Program Director Maame Yelbert Obeng, and GWWI Director Gemma Bulos for its Women Rising ...
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Coming Soon: WEA Advocacy Training, November 4th-6th

  North American indigenous communities face both acute and chronic challenges resulting from environmental degradation.  In response to the systemic and intentional targeting of indigenous ...
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Get on Board!

Unlocking the Future, WEA's 5-Year Anniversary Gala on May 18th was a beautiful gathering of our friends and allies. We extend gratitude to those who ...
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Seeds and Their Keepers are Key to Preserving India’s Food Diversity

In India, where food security is threatened by growing climate unpredictability and industrial agriculture, women farmers are leading the way to safeguard the biodiversity of ...
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Fellows in Action! 2011 East African Women and Water Training in Kampala, Uganda.

Photo: Beth Robertson The 2011 East African Women and Water Training has begun! Women's Earth Alliance's Global Women's Water Initiative, in partnership with Crabgrass and ...
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Voices of Hope

Unseen Pictures made a beautiful video for our 5-year Anniversary Gala! "WEA Voices of Hope" celebrates the Women's Earth Alliance and our global partners and ...
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Special Announcement: Mama Catherine, 2010 GWWI Training participant, will be at WEA’s Gala!

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One-Click to Support WEA!

WEA has recently teamed up with eco-model, Josie Maran to run a campaign benefiting our work! Josie Maran Cosmetics has a product called argan oil, ...
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Women in the Center of Crop Diversity & Food Security

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Indigenous Community Enterprises: Building Sustainable Futures, One Home at a Time

Edward and Rose in their Hogan home Zoe Levitt, Consultant for Indigenous Community Enterprises (ICE), a Women's Earth Alliance Partner Organization March 14th was a bright, ...
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Florence and Fulera bring Improved Access to Drinking Water to Ghanaian Schools

The following article was written by Beth Robertson, Research Fellow at Women's Earth Alliance. This article was published in the Spring 2011 "A Matter of ...
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Ndudi and Elizabeth Improve Sanitation and Community Health in Western Nigeria

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We are Together: Sharing observations from the 55th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women!

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Indigenous Women and the Way Forward from Fukushima

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Report from the Field: Africa Program

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Celebrating the 100-year Anniversary of International Women’s Day

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World Rivers Review: The story of Comfort and Georgina’s provision of improved water and sanitation in Ghana

  "Water is life. When everyone has access to sources of water that are treated, protected and managed effectively, there will be improvement in the ...
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Mattia and Akofa provide improved access to water in Togo

The Global Women’s Water Initiative 2010 training in Ghana proudly reports the ongoing impact of its graduates. Mrs. Akofa Akakpo and Ms. Sénadé Mattia GUIDIHOUN ...
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EarthDance Film Festival Benefits WEA!

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Nadiatu and Victoria improve access to water in Ghana

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Stories of Hope II: Women Changemakers in the Field

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Stories of Hope I: Women Changemakers in the Field

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Ecocentric Blog Publishes an Exclusive Interview with Melinda Kramer

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2010 India Progam Kick-Off Event

The WEA team plants the seeds of the India Women and Food Initiative On the evening of December 15, 2010,  the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) ...
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Join WEA’s Ripple of Giving Campaign!

Dear Friends,

  Seasons Greetings!

 In celebrating this holiday season, we invite you all to make a ripple that contributes to clean water campaigns in Africa, ...
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Collaborations for the Sacred Earth

Last Wednesday, over 200 people packed the theater and an overflow room at the Brower Center for WEA’s final Weaving the Worlds event of 2010! ...
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Guest Blogger: Julia Butterfly Hill

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Power Lines

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Promoting Energy Justice on the Navajo Nation: Merging the Ancient with the Modern

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Shiprock

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Be That Voice

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The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers

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Promoting Energy Justice on Navajo Nation

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WEA Advocates Strategize for Solar Energy on Navajo Mine Land

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Raising Our Voices: Women farmers share their accounts

A heart to heart conversation with women farmers in the desert state of Rajasthan, who share their first-hand experiences with climate change and water issues ...
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Women Farmers, Drought & Resilience

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Yes! Women are Farmers!

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Global Sol Festival

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WEA advocates take a stand for water and sacred sites

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We Are Together: WEA’s 2010 Gala

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In the blogosphere: Simple Tools, Big Impact

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In the blogosphere: WEA on Care2

Read WEA's Call for Action on Mother’s Day, which was posted on Care2. Read it online here. And we invite you to join our mailing ...
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What is Sacred?

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‘We are in the business of door opening, and it is really exciting.’

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The Price of Gold

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How do we defend sacred places?

The WEA Advocacy Delegation traveled from Elko, NV to Flagstaff, AZ. We spent a remarkable and deeply moving day with Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone elder ...
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Protecting the San Francisco Peaks

On the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona lies a sacred mountain called the San Francisco Peaks. It is a place of profound spiritual significance to Dine, ...
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Defending Sacred Places, Day One: Coming Together

The journey has begun!  Five incredible women stepped off the plane this morning in Elko, Nevada, welcomed by a blue sky, expansive landscape and the ...
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Giveaway! Farmer Jane by Temra Costa

We are so thrilled to share with you an interview with Temra Costa and a blog celebration of her new book, Farmer Jane. Temra is ...
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Vote for Women’s Earth Alliance

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Young Women Lead the Way to Green Economic Development on the Navajo Nation

Women Earth Alliance’s Caitlin Sislin wrote a piece about the Navajo Nation on The WIP. She writes, “Thanks to a diverse array of activist leaders ...
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Sacred Sites Advocacy Delegation begins Sunday

The first 2010 Women’s Earth Alliance Advocacy Delegation, Defending Sacred Places in the Southwest, begins on Sunday in Elko, NV. Five dynamic, highly-skilled and experienced ...
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Gala! Introducing the 2010 Host Committee

These are some of the many shoulders we stand on and minds we depend on. The following people will serve as the Host Committee for ...
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Women and Land celebrates 1st anniversary

Happy (almost) Birthday! The Sacred Earth Advocacy Network, a project of WEA’s Women and Land Initiative, will celebrate its first birthday this June!  Over the ...
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Video! 2010 West Africa Women and Water Training

2010 West African Women & Water Training Program from Unseen Pictures on Vimeo.
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The Black Mesa Mine Mess

Women Earth Alliance’s Caitlin Sislin has written on High Country News about the current opportunity for comment regarding the Peabody Western Coal Company’s water permit ...
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Caitlin and WEA in the news

Women Earth Alliance’s Advocacy Director Caitlin Sislin was interviewed by VolunTourism, an organization that promotes volunteering around the world. In it she says, “Collaboration with ...
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One of many extraordinary women

The women involved in Women Earth Alliance are extraordinary women. Olanike Olugboji, a participant in the Global Women's Water Initiative's 2008 African Women and Water ...
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Solutions for Community Resilience

2009 was a banner year for Women’s Earth Alliance, there’s no doubt about it. But we knew that the wave of momentum wasn’t going to ...
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Report from the West African Women and Water Training

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On being an environmental lawyer: storytelling with a purpose

(Cross-posted from the Science and Environmental Health Network's blog) As a young environmental attorney, I am fortunate to count Carolyn Raffensperger as one of my ...
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We did it! 2009 in review

Dear friends, You are amazing. Thanks to you, 2009 was a banner year for Women’s Earth Alliance. With a week left in 2009, we had ...
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Victory for Earth and Community in the Navajo Nation

This week, an administrative law judge for the Department of Interior issued an historic decision revoking Peabody Coal Company's permit for its Black Mesa and ...
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Work we believe in (A letter from Paul Hawken and Julia Butterfly Hill)

Dear Friends,  As you know, Women's Earth Alliance has a $100,000 match on the table. This morning Amira and Melinda told us that they are ...
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Feed two birds with one seed this season

We shared with you here the exciting news about a very generous donor’s offer to Women’s Earth Alliance.  Every donation to Women’s Earth Alliance before ...
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WEA Partners in the News

We do not do our work alone.  Key to WEA’s strategy is collaboration.  Everywhere we go, whether it be Africa, India or the sacred lands ...
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Calling African Women for Unique Opportunity

Along with our partner organizations we are seeking applicants for the Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) 2010 West Africa Program.  This is a unique opportunity ...
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Give the Gift of Sustainable Farming

Instead of giving something that won’t fit…   Give the gift of heirloom seeds, organic farming techniques, and business skills so that women can grow ...
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WEA on KPFA

Check out our interview on KPFA from this morning! Today was the final installment of Claire Cummings’ "Countdown to Copenhagen" series and focused on women, ...
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Give the Gift of Partnership

Instead of going to the mall… Give the gift of partnership, information sharing, and collaboration all in the name of environmental justice. Give $50 or ...
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Give the Gift of a Clean Water

Instead of giving more stuff with more packaging… Give the gift of clean water, a way to earn money, and an empowered community. Give $50 ...
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Big news : A $100,000 match opportunity!

We have some very exciting news to share! This season a generous anonymous donor gave WEA an incredible opportunity:  for every dollar donated to Women's ...
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Report Back: Climate Justice in Copenhagen Conference Call

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an excellent conference call discussion this morning, on Climate Change in Copenhagen. The Conference Call Series of WEA’s ...
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Climate change’s affect on poor women

A new report out by the United Nations Population Fund has warned that women in developing countries will be the most vulnerable to climate change. ...
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Upcoming WEA event: Climate Justice in Copenhagen

Women's Earth Alliance presents the next call in the WEAving the Worlds Conference Call Series: Climate Justice in Copenhagen : What's at Stake for Indigenous ...
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Event Series Finale a Huge Success

WOW! Tuesday’s event hosted with CommuniTree and Art in Action was such a special gathering of friends, colleagues, partners, family, and folks who were new ...
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What does ‘land’ mean to you?

From World Pulse: Does it evoke images of the dusty streets you walked down as a child or memories of the sacred land you grew ...
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Why Women’s Rights Matter to Our Food

Katherine Gustafson wrote a beautiful call to action on change.org. She quoted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: "We have seen again and again . . ...
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From The Fields : From seed to root

By Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond We have just returned from our India Women and Agriculture Learning Exchange. This rich and informative tour through Northern ...
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Join us! Joanna Macy and more on Tues, 11/10/09

We've just returned from our 10 day journey through Northern India where we launched our Women and Agriculture Initiative (we blogged about it – take ...
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From The Fields : Spice Girls and Water Harvesting Women: A Gandhian Legacy

By Blue Baldwin   In the remote reaches of the Thar Desert, where the bustle and noise of Rajasthan's blue hued city of Jodhpur fades ...
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From The Fields : Which gulab jamun was your favorite?

By Deepa Iyres Cecoedecon – sounds mysterious – is it a recently discovered dinosaur, the Latin name of an indigenous seed, an exotic Indian dish ...
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From The Fields : “Forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet”

By Navina Khanna “and forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” —Kahlil Gibran. ...
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From The Fields : Intrigued and well-fed in Punjab

By Rucha Chitnis We wake up in Ludhiana. View Larger Map It's day 3 of WEA's India Women and Agriculture Initiative. We are 14 women, ...
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From The Fields : WEA and Satya-Jyoti Celebrate 350!

By Corinne Almquist We rose before dawn this morning to greet one of the most exciting days of the year: the 350 International Day of ...
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From The Fields : 350 in Rajasthan, India

Today the Women and Agriculture Delegation participated in a worldwide event calling for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. More than 5,200 ...
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From The Fields : Paapad, a Temple and Bees

By Angela Sevin Today was a full, full day! Full of information, appreciations, problems, solutions, puzzles, questions, hopes and dreams. From a ‘mom and pop’ ...
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From The Fields : Touch down

By Temra Costa Even before the plane touches down, you can smell Delhi. It’s hard to describe – ammonia, cars, 17 million people breathing, half ...
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From The Fields : A preview

Today the WEA team and the Delegates are arriving and settling into their hotel in Delhi. They are about 12 hours ahead of California time ...
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Your invitation to join us From The Fields

This Sunday, a group of 13 women delegates will travel to Delhi, India to learn, connect, share and strategize with Indian women who are leading ...
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Coming Up from the Roots: another full house!

Last night more than 75 people gathered for the second of three events in WEA's Fall Speaker Series Coming Up from the Roots. It was ...
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WEAving Words

"If we can make small-holder farming more productive and more profitable, we can have a massive impact on hunger, and nutrition, and poverty." —Bill Gates ...
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WEAving Words

"As indigenous people we’re still fighting for protection, for cultural survival, fighting to protect our sacred and holy places. Although it has always been in ...
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The time is now

It's an exciting time to be doing what we're doing here at Women's Earth Alliance. Economists, world leaders, and policy experts alike are beginning to ...
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WEAving Words

"... I have presented these arguments for a purpose. To illustrate that that these are very common issues for women, not only for Indigenous women, ...
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WEAving the Worlds Call Series: Green Jobs

On September 29 we held our first conference call in our Fall 2009 WEAving the Worlds Call Series: The Navajo Green Jobs Victory and the ...
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A little blogging history

This isn't WEA's first blogging experience. In September 2008, Women’s Earth Alliance convened a delegation of public interest women attorneys from across the United States ...
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Call for nominations! West African women leaders

We are looking for West African women leaders who are working for water security, health, and environmental sustainability in their communities. The Global Women’s Water ...
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70+ gathered for Coming up from the Roots event

Last night we held the first of three events as part of our Up From The Roots, Weaving the Worlds speaker series. And it was ...
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Travel With a Purpose: 2010 Advocacy Delegations

Calling all women advocates with a passion for environmental justice! Women attorneys, advocates, law students and members of the legal profession are invited to join ...
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Arsenic Contamination: Water Assessment in Assam, India

"Cost-effective, user friendly technologies providing pure water are required to counter the serious health hazards due to consumption of As and/or Fe-contaminated water." Map of ...
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Philippines Struggle to Supply Most Basic of Needs

"The failure to ensure safe water supply and sanitation and the rapidity with which we degrade the environment through air and water pollutants greatly threatens ...
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