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PRESS RELEASE - Global Women for Climate Justice to Speak Out at COP22 Side Event and Press Conference November 16

November 15, 2016
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 15, 2016

 

Contact:

Emily Arasim

Communications Coordinator

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

+1 (505) 920-0153

emily@wecaninternational.org

 

Global Women for Climate Justice to Speak Out at COP22 Side Event and Press Conference November 16

 

MARRAKECH, Morocco (November 15, 2016) – On November 16, global women leaders will unite to speak out for social and ecologic justice during a side event and press conference to be presented by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International inside of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 in Marrakech.

 

Women have always been on the frontlines of environmental degradation and climate change, now it is time for them to be at the forefront of all policymaking and action to address the climate crisis. During this dynamic COP22 press conference and side event – frontline, Indigenous and grassroots women leaders from around the world will speak out and share their experiences, calls to action and solutions to address climate change and intertwined violations of human, Indigenous, women and Earth rights.

 

Live audio from the side event will be available here.

 

PRESS CONFERENCE -  Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

 

WHEN: November 16th, 2016 from 15:00 - 15:30

WHERE: Press Conference Room Dakhla, COP22 Blue Zone

WHO:

Thilmeeza Hussain - Former Deputy Ambassador to the UN from the Maldives; Climate Wise Women Representative; Voice of Women Founder, The Maldives

Alicia Cahuiya - Vice President of the Huaorani Nationality, Ecuador

Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ruth Nyambura - African Eco-Feminists Collective; No REDD in Africa Network Representative; Fellow of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Kenya

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

HOW: U.N. accreditation is required to attend this event, no registration is needed

 

SIDE EVENT - Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

 

WHEN: November 16, 2016 from 16:45 - 18:15

WHERE: Press Conference Room Dakhla, COP22 Blue Zone

WHO:

Thilmeeza Hussain - Former Deputy Ambassador to the UN from the Maldives; Climate Wise Women; Voice of Women, The Maldives

Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Precious Phiri - Representative of Regeneration International; EarthWisdom, Zimbabwe

Carmen Capriles -  Founder of Reacción Climática, Bolivia

Blanca Chancosa - Abya Yala Women Messengers, Otavalo, Ecuador

Cecilia Flores - Abya Yala Women Messengers, Aymara, Chile

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

HOW: U.N. accreditation is required to attend this event, no registration is needed

Live audio from the side event will be available here.

 

Event speakers and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network spokeswomen are available for media inquiries on the ground and via phone and email.

 
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