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GLOBAL WOMEN'S ASSEMBLY
FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Solutions from the Frontlines and the
Protection and Defense of Human Rights and Nature

An inclusive space across identities and the gender spectrum

SEPTEMBER 25 - 30, 2021
Every day from 1:00pm — 5:30pm Eastern Time, USA 

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For media materials please contact Markeya Thomas at markeya@wecaninternational.org.

We are not waiting!
In the context of diverse peoples' movements continuing to organize and rise-up in advance of the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow and other international gatherings over the next critical years, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is organizing the ‘Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Solutions from the Frontlines and the Protection and Defense of Human Rights and Nature’, a free, gender-diverse, public forum to take place virtually September 25-30, 2021, in parallel to the UN General Assembly.

During the Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, grassroots, Indigenous, Black, Brown, and frontline women leaders, global advocates, and policy-makers will join together in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of multiple interlocking crises, and present the diverse array of visions, projects, policy frameworks and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. The Assembly is an inclusive space across identities and the gender spectrum. 

​The climate crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, and socio-ecological injustices have emerged from interconnected systems of capitalism, racism, the commodification of nature, colonialism, imperialism, and patriarchy. To confront these deepening crises and accelerate a path forward, we need to have collective coherence to address the protection and defense of human rights and nature, and uphold community-led solutions.

Within this struggle, women and feminists must stand at the forefront of policy-making and action. Due to unequal gender norms globally, women are simultaneously the most adversely impacted by climate change and socio-ecological degradation, and yet are indispensable actors and leaders of just and effective solutions Assembly topics will include the intersectionality of gender, racial and environmental justice; Indigenous rights and resistance efforts; the just transition to renewable, regenerative energy; feminist global policy;  women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance campaigns; agro-ecology/farming/soils; environmental racism; feminist care economics and policy agendas; rights of nature; challenging corporate power; and women and feminist leadership across all sectors. 

The Assembly will call for urgent action within a climate justice framework with a formal Call to Action and produce an online collection of actions, policy frameworks, and solutions presented at the Assembly to be delivered to global governments, financial institutions and media outlets.

The voices, analysis and leadership of global women and feminist leaders are critical to the years ahead, and as we head into one of the most important climate negotiations since the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow. Please join us for this high-level assembly to learn more about how to get involved in ongoing climate actions and solutions as we work collectively and urgently to build the resilient and just future we know is possible.

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, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.

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