New initiative highlights on-the-ground climate solutions that uplift women’s leadership
Despite countless global studies that attest to women’s unique vulnerabilities and life-saving ingenuity in the face of climate change impacts, CNN and Media Matters have reported that only 15 percent of those interviewed in the media coverage of climate change have been women. To address this dramatic inequity and provide access to a rich database of stories, articles, videos, podcasts, reports, and other resources representing the women around the world who are leading the struggles and solutions for climate justice, WECAN (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network) has launched a comprehensive web-based initiative: Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From The Frontlines of Climate Change.
Women Speak highlights the hundreds of voices of frontline women confronting the planet-threatening effects of climate change that are included in this unprecedented archive, which was compiled by a research team of 22 contributors, mostly volunteers, from countries including Brazil, South Africa, India, Fiji, Canada, Greece, Honduras, Kenya, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States.
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