The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a solutions-based, multi-faceted organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.

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Women For Climate Justice at the 2017 People’s Climate March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington D.C, U.S. - Photo via Emily Arasim/WECAN International

We invite you to stay connected with the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network by participating in our network-wide update calls, and our annual series of free, online WECAN Education and Advocacy Trainings For Women For Climate Justice!

During these calls and trainings we will network, learn, share experiences, strategize, and work to define and strengthen our global women’s collective voice and action for climate justice.

International Network Organizing Calls

** Please check back for announcements about our next Network-wide Organizing Call **

Online Education & Advocacy Trainings Schedule

*Blogs and resources from past online trainings, available at the bottom of this page!*

Women For Forests - April 3rd
Wednesday April 3rd, 2019
at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST
(US time - please check your own time zone to join us!)

Women from across the world are exposing the intertwined root causes of forest destruction, gender injustice, and economic domination. They are rising up to protect vital forests ecosystems from deforestation, agribusiness, and a host of other threats. Through their work, they are protecting irreplaceable biodiversity and the sources of community life and livelihoods, while also spearheading efforts that sequester massive amounts of carbon, and thus help mitigate against the worst effects of global climate change.

During the ‘Women For Forests’ training, we will explore various topics including: resistance efforts by Indigenous women in Brazil to protect the Amazon; inspiring examples of women planting trees and regenerating damaged lands in the Democratic Republic of Congo; efforts to protect the Tongass rainforest in Alaska; international forest policy that respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples and addresses root causes of forest loss; and other stories and lessons from women’s work to stand for global forests.

As part of WECAN International’s commitment to a climate justice framework, this training will not promote any of the false solutions often associated with climate-forest programs, including carbon offsets and other market mechanisms. Rather, speakers will focus on the grassroots, community-driven, and rights-based strategies and solutions being demonstrated by women around the world.


  • Wanda Culp - Tlingit artist and forest defender, and WECAN Tongass Coordinator, Alaska, US

  • Neema Namamandu - Founder of Hero Women Rising, SAFECO, and WECAN Democratic Republic of Congo Coordinator, DR Congo

  • Sônia Guajajara - Guajajara/Tentehar leader, National Coordinator of Brazil's Association of Indigenous Peoples, Brazil

  • Isis Alvarez - Gender Advisor and Campaigner the Global Forest Coalition, Colombia

Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of Fossil Fuel Resistance - May 22nd
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST
(US time - please check your own time zone to join us!)

Around the world, women are advocating and taking action against extractivism, and leading fossil fuel resistance movements as we collectively struggle to halt further global warming and protect our communities. Extractivism is rooted in colonialism and patriarchy and is perpetuated through the current neoliberal extractivist economic model. This model destroys the Earth’s natural systems of life and has a particular and unique impact on women and Indigenous communities.

During the ‘Women On the Frontlines of Fossil Fuel Resistance’ training, presenters will share stories, calls to action, and the latest updates from various campaigns and resistance movements, helping participants sharpen their analysis and learn how they can engage and support on-the-ground, frontline fossil fuel movements led by Indigenous women. Focus areas will include movements to prevent the destructive impact of the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana, tar sands extraction in Canada, and oil extraction in the Amazon.

Indigenous women across the Americas continue to work diligently to address issues of extraction, colonization, Indigenous rights, Rights of Nature, violence against women, and women as critical defenders of the living Earth. While indigenous women are central to climate solutions, they also are disproportionately impacted by its negative effects due to unequal gender norms, which marginalize women’s voices, and impact women’s economic opportunities, rights, bodies, education, and political power.


  • Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth)

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

  • Monique Verdin (Houma Nation, filmmaker and activist)

  • Nina Gualinga (Kichwa leader from the community of Sarayaku, Ecuador, to be confirmed)

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Global women leaders strategize together - Photo via Lori Waselchuk

Resources & Blogs From Past Online Trainings