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MEDIA ADVISORY - Frontline Women Leaders to Speak Out at Gender Day Press Conference

December 07, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 8, 2015

Contact:

Emily Arasim

Communications Coordinator

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

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

emily@wecaninternational.org

Frontline Women Leaders to Speak Out at Gender Day Press Conference

PARIS, France (December 8, 2015) – This afternoon, frontline and indigenous leaders will convene for a women’s press conference organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network in conjunction with UNFCCC COP21 climate negotiations Gender Day. Women leaders will speak out against social and environmental injustice, present case studies of climate impact from their communities and put forth solutions for climate justice and a livable future.

WHAT:WECAN Frontline Women’s COP21 Press Conference

WHO: Patricia Gualinga- Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador

Neema Namadamu- Director of SAFECO & WECAN DRC Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo

Casey Camp Horinek - Ponca Nation elder & representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA

Kandi Mossett- Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Climate & Energy Campaign Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA

Leila Salazar-López– Executive Director of Amazon Watch, USA

Osprey Orielle Lake– Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, USA

WHEN:18:30

WHERE:Press Conference Room 3 in the COP21 Media Center