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Frontline Women Leaders to Speak Out at Gender Day Press Conference

PARIS, France (December 8, 2015) – This afternoon, frontline and indigenous leaders will convene for a women’s press conference organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network in conjunction with UNFCCC COP21 climate negotiations Gender Day. Women leaders will speak out against social and environmental injustice, present case studies of climate impact from their communities and put forth solutions for climate justice and a livable future.

 

WHAT: WECAN Frontline Women’s COP21 Press Conference

 

WHO:

  • Patricia Gualinga- Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador

  • Neema Namadamu- Director of SAFECO & WECAN DRC Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Casey Camp Horinek - Ponca Nation elder & representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA

  • Kandi Mossett- Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Climate & Energy Campaign Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA

  • Leila Salazar-López– Executive Director of Amazon Watch, USA

  • Osprey Orielle Lake– Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, USA

 

WHEN: 18:30

 

WHERE: Press Conference Room 3 in the COP21 Media Center 

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The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a 501(c)3 and solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.