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Global Women for Climate Justice to Speak Out at COP22 Side Event and Press Conference November 16

MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 15, 2016) – On November 16, global women leaders will unite to speak out for social and ecologic justice during a side event and press conference to be presented by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International inside of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 in Marrakech. 

 

Women have always been on the frontlines of environmental degradation and climate change, now it is time for them to be at the forefront of all policymaking and action to address the climate crisis. During this dynamic COP22 press conference and side event – frontline, Indigenous and grassroots women leaders from around the world will speak out and share their experiences, calls to action and solutions to address climate change and intertwined violations of human, Indigenous, women and Earth rights.

 

Live audio from the side event will be available here.

 

PRESS CONFERENCE -  Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

 

WHEN: November 16th, 2016 from 15:00 - 15:30

 

WHERE: Press Conference Room Dakhla, COP22 Blue Zone

 

WHO: 

 

  • Thilmeeza Hussain - Former Deputy Ambassador to the UN from the Maldives; Climate Wise Women Representative; Voice of Women Founder, The Maldives

  • Alicia Cahuiya - Vice President of the Huaorani Nationality, Ecuador

  • Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Ruth Nyambura - African Eco-Feminists Collective; No REDD in Africa Network Representative; Fellow of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Kenya

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

 

HOW: U.N. accreditation is required to attend this event, no registration is needed

 

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SIDE EVENT - Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

 

WHEN: November 16, 2016 from 16:45 - 18:15

 

WHERE: Press Conference Room Dakhla, COP22 Blue Zone

 

WHO: 

 

  • Thilmeeza Hussain - Former Deputy Ambassador to the UN from the Maldives; Climate Wise Women; Voice of Women, The Maldives

  • Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Precious Phiri - Representative of Regeneration International; EarthWisdom, Zimbabwe

  • Carmen Capriles -  Founder of Reacción Climática, Bolivia

  • Blanca Chancosa - Abya Yala Women Messengers, Otavalo, Ecuador

  • Cecilia Flores - Abya Yala Women Messengers, Aymara, Chile

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

 

HOW: U.N. accreditation is required to attend this event, no registration is needed

 

Live audio from the side event will be available here.

Event speakers and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network spokeswomen are available for media inquiries on the ground and via phone and email.

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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.