The Women’s March on Washington was a historic moment, as over 5 million women and allies stood in defense of all we hold dear in hundreds of cities across the United States and around the world.
In Washington D.C. the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), a formal partner to the Women’s March on Washington, co-organized and marched with the Women for Climate Justice contingent – and in solidarity with our allies of Indigenous Women Rising.
We marched to make clear that women of the world refuse to allow the new U.S. administration to further endanger the lives of future generations, and the very web of life itself. We marched to declare our intent to forge ahead for women’s rights, racial justice, immigration rights and environmental justice, because we know they are inextricably linked.
We marched with resolute strength, and in solidarity with our frontline communities, women of color and Indigenous allies, who are simultaneously experiencing the worst impacts of climate change and social injustices, while also leading the way towards the healthy world we seek. In the face of a Trump presidency, we renew and strengthen our calls for urgent action to stop the exploitation of the Earth and its diverse peoples. Today and everyday into the future until just solutions to the social and ecological crises we face are implemented – women will continue to rise to protect and heal the Earth and our communities. We will not be silenced, and we will never stand down – and we know we have much work to do.
Click here to read a powerful call to action and analysis, published in the Guardian about the march from the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network’s Founder and Executive Director, Osprey Orielle Lake.
WECAN was honored to co-host our Advisory Board member and Ponca Nation Tribal Councilwoman, Casey Camp Horinek to participate in the march and key interviews and meetings in Washington D.C.
Along with many allies WECAN also co-created a toolkit for women standing for Climate Justice to organize themselves with common messaging and actions in sister marches nationwide and globally. Many thanks to WEDO, MADRE, Global Grassroots Justice Alliance, Sierra Club and all others involved!
Explore selected coverage of Women for Climate Justice at the Women’s March below: