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Sunday, December 8, 2019


Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International

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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 - @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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