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Tuesday, November 15, 2022



Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International

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Frontline Women Leaders Advocate for Climate Justice and Urgent Climate Action

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt– On Tuesday November 15, grassroots, frontline and Indigenous women leaders will speak out to address root causes of interlocking crises and the need for women-led solutions based in a climate justice framework, during an official UN Side Event organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th session of the Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Amongst various topics, speakers will highlight women-led strategies and leadership for forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, protection of women land defenders, and community-led solutions.

Side Event: Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 15:00 - 16:30 Egypt Time

WHERE: Khufu Room, Blue Zone, COP27, Egypt


  • Neema Namadamu, Democratic Republic of Congo Coordinator, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Sônia Bone Guajajara (Guajajara), Indigenous Leader from Brazil, Federal Deputy of the National Congress of Brazil, Brazil

  • Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Nation), Ponca Nation Environmental Ambassador and WECAN Board Member, USA

  • Anne Songole, Climate Justice Coordinator, The African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET), Kenya

  • Helena Gualinga (Kichwa), Indigenous Youth Climate Leader, Sarayaku, Ecuador

  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, Canada

  • Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director of Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)



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

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