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Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International

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Indigenous Women Leaders Urgent Call to Action for the Amazon in Crisis

GLASGOW, Scotland (November 4, 2021) – On November 5, Indigenous women leaders of the Amazon will unite to advocate for Indigenous rights and protection of forests, water, communities, and the global climate during a press conference organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Amongst various topics, speakers will address the devastating impacts of climate change and extractive industries and agri-business in the Amazon, and the importance of Indigenous rights as a climate solution.


Press Conference - Indigenous Women of the Amazon: Calls to Action


WHEN: 18:30 – 19:00, Friday, November 5


WHERE: Press Conference Room Durdle Door, SEC Centre, Glasgow, Scotland


WHO:

  • Maricela Yuri Gualinga Santi (Kichwa), Vice President of Sarayaku, Ecuador

  • Sônia Bone Guajajara (Araribóia Indigenous Land of the Guajajara people) - Executive Coordinator for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Brazil

  • Helena Gualinga (Kichwa) from Sarayaku - Youth Climate Activist, and WECAN Young Women Project Lead, Ecuador

  • (Moderator) Osprey Orielle Lake - Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, USA

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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.