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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Press Call: Global Women's Assembly for Climate Justice Calls on Governments and Financial Institutions to Act Now

This gathering is being held in parallel to the UN General Assembly, which is the last opportunity to address world governments collectively before COP26

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On September 22nd, at 2pm ET,  the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) will host a press call featuring international climate leaders leading up to the virtual Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, a gender-inclusive gathering that runs from September 25-30 featuring more than 95 leaders from 40 countries.


During the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, grassroots, Indigenous, Black, Brown, and frontline women leaders, global advocates, and policy-makers will join together in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of multiple interlocking crises, and present the diverse array of visions, projects, policy frameworks and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.


During the press call hear from the following speakers:

  • Hilda Heine, Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands

  • Sônia Bone Guajajara (Guajajara), Executive Coordinator, Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Brazil

  • Dipti Bhatnagar, International Program Coordinator for Climate Justice and Energy, FoE International, Mozambique

  • Neema Namadamu, SAFECO and WECAN Democratic Republic of Congo Coordinator, DR Congo

  • Osprey Orielle Lake, Assembly Convener, Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Turtle Island/USA


Women must stand at the forefront of policy-making and action. Due to unequal gender norms globally, women are simultaneously the most adversely impacted by climate change and socio-ecological degradation, and yet are indispensable actors and leaders of just and effective solutions Assembly topics will include the intersectionality of gender, racial and environmental justice; Indigenous rights and resistance efforts; the just transition to renewable, regenerative energy; feminist global policy;  women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance campaigns; agro-ecology/farming/soils; environmental racism; feminist care economics and policy agendas; rights of nature; challenging corporate power; and women and feminist leadership across all sectors.


The Assembly will call for urgent action within a climate justice framework and produce an online collection of actions, policy frameworks, and solutions presented at the Assembly to be delivered to global governments, financial institutions and media outlets. You can register for the Assembly here.

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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.