Dear Distinguished Members of the African Women Leaders Network,
Please see below communication from AWLN Leader, Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous People Leader and Climate Activist and AWLN supporter Ms. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders on the signing of the Declaration on Climate Justice:
We actively and decisively pledge to use our positions of power and privilege to:
- Support women and girls around the world to step forward and claim their space and leadership within the climate movement, and to lift up their voices and stories. All women and girls have a place in this work
- Unify women’s efforts to create equity in health, education, economy, politics, peace and security, and beyond with the climate justice movement. Human rights and climate are inseparable.
- Raise the climate crisis and solutions for consideration in all institutional settings possible, including boards, initiatives, conferences, and forums. The climate crisis is everyone’s issue.We urge you to sign the Declaration if you support these goals and to circulate it via social media, email, whatever platform you prefer, to others (men and women!) who care about taking action toward mitigating the effects of climate change and securing all populations especially the most vulnerable against the inevitable worsening effects of natural disasters and the changing landscape of the earth and our dependence on it.
Read a full Declaration: https://womenleadclimate.org/
- Watch Video on: https://vimeo.com/348874424 and https://vimeo.com/336612643