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MEDIA ADVISORY - Global Women to Speak for Peace, Justice, and Climate Solutions at Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network COP21 Event

November 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

+1 (505) 920-0153 (text only in France)

emily@wecaninternational.org

Global Women to Speak for Peace, Justice, and Climate Solutions

at Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network COP21 Event

PARIS, France (November 30, 2015) – In an effort to raise up women’s voices to the forefront during COP21 climate negotiations, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) will convene a dynamic event with global women leaders speaking out for climate justice and presenting their visions and strategies for a healthy and equitable world. The event will open with a welcome by a leader of the Indigenous Sami peoples of Sweden, and end with a special presentation by Indigenous women of North and South America concerning their historic treaty initiative in defense of the Earth. French – English – Spanish translation will be available. More information at: wecaninternational.org/pages/wecan-cop21

What:

     ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – Paris’

Who:

  • Vandana Shiva - World renowned activist, Founder of Navdanya Institute, India
  • Mary Robinson- President, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice & former President of Ireland
  • Patricia Gualinga- Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador
  • Josefina Skerk - Vice President of the Saami Parliament, Sweden
  • Fleur Newman - Programme Officer and UNFCCC Gender Focal Point representing the UNFCCC Secretariat, Germany
  • Gloria Ushigua- President of the Association of Sapara Women, Ecuador
  • Neema Namadamu- Director of SAFECO & WECAN DRC Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Casey Camp Horinek- Ponca Nation elder & member of the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA
  • Aleta Baun- Conservationist & anti-mining activist of West Timor, Indonesia
  • Kandi Mossett- Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Climate & Energy Campaign Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA
  • Jacqui Patterson- Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Environment & Climate Justice Program, USA
  • Eriel Deranger- Communications Manager of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Canada
  •  Angelina Galiteva – Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, USA
  •  Natalie Isaacs– CEO and co-Founder, 1 Million Women, Australia
  •  Mary Louise Malig- Campaigns Coordinator & Research Associate with the Global Forest Coalition, Philippines
  • Thilmeeza Hussain- Founder of Voice of Women, Maldives
  • Geneviève Azam- Attac France
  • Naomi Ages- Climate Liability Project Lead, Greenpeace USA
  • UNFCCC Women & Gender Constituency Representative
  • Sally Ranney– co-Founder, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA
  • Osprey Orielle Lake - co-Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA

When:

Monday December 7, 2015 - from 13:00 to 18:30

Where:

Vendome Room at the Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel, 18 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris