“Long before I ever heard the word ‘environmental,’ I understood sacredness, interdependence, and my responsibility to preserve and maintain balance on the Earth.”
-Elouise Brown, Dine Woman and President of Dooda Desert Rock Initiative

The Advocacy Network of WEA's North America Program was formed in 2008 in response to our initiative partners affirming the need for an advocacy resource to support grassroots, Indigenous-led environmental campaigns.  Our Network is made up of advocates representing a range of legal, policy and business expertise, and experience in environmental justice and human rights work.

WEA facilitates pro bono collaborations between members of our Advocacy Network, and community-based Indigenous women leaders who are organizing to address environmental degradation, land and resource exploitation, and climate change. 

The Advocacy Network aims to increase access to free advocacy tools and resources for grassroots, Indigenous women-led environmental justice campaigns, and to increase the likelihood of a meaningful legal response to harmful development projects. Learn more.

"Advancing gender equality, through reversing the various social and economic handicaps that make women voiceless and powerless, may also be one of the best ways of saving the environment…The voice of women is critically important for the world's future—not just for women's future. "
-Amartya Sen, Nobel Peace Laureate
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