FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2015
Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator,
Global Women's Climate Justice Day of Action Announced by WECAN International
MILL VALLEY, Calif., July 20, 2015 - On Sept. 29, 2015 women across the world will raise their voices to tell stories of the climate impacts felt by their communities, demonstrate solutions, and demand meaningful action on climate change from public officials meeting at the United Nations COP21 climate negations in Paris this December.
The ‘Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action’ has been called for by the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN International) for Sept. 29 due to the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York City at this time. WECAN International will be on the ground in New York holding a hub action and event, ‘Women Speak: Climate Justice on the Road to Paris and Beyond’ at the U.N Church Center - wecaninternational.org/wecan-nycseptember-2015
Women across the world are invited to hold decentralized local actions on Sept. 29, including sit-ins at extractive industry sites, marches, educational events, art displays, and direct solution implementation such as planting a
Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action stories and mobilization efforts will be woven together via shared images, videos and statements collected from worldwide participants, with #ClimateWomenSpeak and #KeepItInTheGround used to tie women’s voices together across media platforms.
As part of the collective day of action women will also gather signatures on the Women’s Climate Declaration, a powerful climate justice manifesto written in five languages and signed by leaders including Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Mary Robinson, Jody Williams, and Sylvia Earle. The Declaration, available at wecaninternational.org/declaration, will be delivered with compiled signatures to world governments at COP21 Paris.
“We are seizing the critical time in the lead up to the COP21 UN climate negotiations this December to show world leaders that the time has come to listen to women’s calls for equitable, immediate, and bold action on climate change and the unjust systems that perpetuate it,” explained Osprey Orielle Lake, co-Founder and Executive Director of WECAN International, “On September 29 we invite women to join us as we rise up as a global network of women for climate justice to call forth the world we want for all generations. The time for action is now, nature is not waiting.”
More information about the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day Of Action can be found on the WECAN International webpage - wecaninternational.org/
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
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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.