Friday, November 20, 2015


Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator Women's Earth and Climate Action Network emily@wecaninternational.org

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Global Women to Speak for Peace, Justice, and Climate Solutions at Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network COP21 Event

PARIS, France (November 30, 2015) – In an effort to raise up women’s voices to the forefront during COP21 climate negotiations, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) will convene a dynamic event with global women leaders speaking out for climate justice and presenting their visions and strategies for a healthy and equitable world. The event will open with a welcome by a leader of the Indigenous Sami peoples of Sweden, and end with a special presentation by Indigenous women of North and South America concerning their historic treaty initiative in defense of the Earth.


French – English – Spanish translation will be available.


More information at: wecaninternational.org


What: ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – Paris’




  • Vandana Shiva - World renowned activist, Founder of Navdanya Institute, India

  • Mary Robinson- President, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice & former President of Ireland

  • Patricia Gualinga- Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador

  • Josefina Skerk - Vice President of the Saami Parliament, Sweden

  • Fleur Newman - Programme Officer and UNFCCC Gender Focal Point representing the UNFCCC Secretariat, Germany

  • Gloria Ushigua- President of the Association of Sapara Women, Ecuador

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

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

  • Aleta Baun- Conservationist & anti-mining activist of West Timor, Indonesia

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

  • Jacqui Patterson- Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environment & Climate Justice Program, USA

  • Eriel Deranger- Communications Manager of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Canada

  •  Angelina Galiteva – Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, USA

  •  Natalie Isaacs– CEO and co-Founder, 1 Million Women, Australia

  •  Mary Louise Malig- Campaigns Coordinator & Research Associate with the Global Forest Coalition, Philippines

  • Thilmeeza Hussain- Founder of Voice of Women, Maldives

  • Geneviève Azam- Attac France

  • Naomi Ages- Climate Liability Project Lead, Greenpeace USA

  • UNFCCC Women & Gender Constituency Representative

  • Sally Ranney– co-Founder, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA

  • Osprey Orielle Lake - co-Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA

When: Monday December 7, 2015 - from 13:00 to 18:30


Where: Vendome Room at the Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel, 18 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris



The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

www.wecaninternational.org - @WECAN_INTL


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, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.