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Around the world, women lead the majority of local environmental justice movements despite persecution and deep inequity.

Many don’t own the land they work to protect, don’t have a say in the policies that profoundly impact their lives, and don’t have access to financial capital, technical training, or networks of allies. At the same time, women and girls are, and will continue to be, the most vulnerable to the effects of the climate emergency and will experience a disproportionate impact on their health, well-being, and livelihoods.

In order to solve the climate emergency, we need intersectional solutions. That’s why Vital Voices and Women’s Earth Alliance came together to create a Climate and Gender Action Toolkit to provide leaders in all sectors the necessary tools, support, and networks to integrate climate and gender justice into their leadership practice.

This toolkit offers leaders the opportunity to expand their knowledge around the climate emergency and women’s unique position in the crisis, learn about proven climate justice strategies and mainstream climate and gender best practices, design a Climate and Gender Action Plan for their organizations and communities and build a network of support for their climate justice efforts.

Women’s Earth Alliance

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) is on a mission to protect our environment, end the climate crisis, and ensure a just, thriving world by empowering women’s leadership. Our model identifies grassroots women leaders working on the frontlines to reverse climate change and protect their communities’ natural resources, livelihoods, and health. We invest in their long-term leadership through training, funding, and networks of support.

To learn more, please contact Kimberly Lamar at kimberlylamar@vitalvoices.org or Emily Landes at emilylandes@vitalvoices.org.