Organization: Voice of Women
City/Country: Republic of Maldives
Voice of Women in collaboration with Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) take action for Women and Climate Justice as part of the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign. At the event in the Maldives, President Nasheed delivered a keynote address and remarks by former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, were read aloud. There was also a live debut of the song "Climate Justice - vow with us" , which was performed by one of the most talented young female artists of the Maldives. The Minister for Environment Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim spoke at the event as well and pledged to carry our voices in the international negotiation forums. The event concluded with the signing of the WECAN Climate Declaration.