FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International
Urgent Call to Action for the Amazon in Crisis
MADRID, Spain (December 8, 2019) – On December 9, 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) 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain.
Amongst various topics, speakers will address the devastating fires in the Amazon and the most recent murders of two Indigenous leaders in the Brazilian Amazon.
Press Conference - Indigenous Women of the Amazon: Calls to Action
WHEN: 18:00 - 18:30, Monday, December 9, 2019
WHERE: MOCHA, Hall 4, COP25, IFEMA - Féria de Madrid, Av. del Partenón, N°5, 28042 Madrid, Spain
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 - 17 year old social activist, Ecuador
Daiara Tukano (Yé'pá Mahsã, clan Eremiri Hãusiro Parameri of the Alto Rio Negro in the Brazilian Amazon) - Indigenous researcher, activist, and Coordinator of Radio Yandê, Brazil
Delfina Catip (Awajun) - Indigenous Women’s Director of Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP), Peru
(Moderator) Osprey Orielle Lake - Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, USA
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, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.