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HAF INVITATION FOR WECAN EVENT 14 NOVEMBER

Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – Marrakech

Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network on November 14, 2016 for Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change, an extraordinary gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.

This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront.

November 14th, 2016 from 13:00-18:00

Kenzi Farah Hotel (Avenue du Président Kennedy, Hivernage District, Marrakech

Free public event, however, there is limited seating so please register at:

http://wecaninternational.org/pages/cop22-register

French–English and limited Arabic interpreting will be provided

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WECAN Event November 14

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October 6, 2016

 

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Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

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Global Leaders To Speak Out On Climate Change Solutions and Women’s Leadership

At Public Event During the United Nations COP22 Climate Talks

 

SAN FRANSISCO BAY AREA, California (October 6, 2016) – On November 14, 2016, women leaders from across the world will unite to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.

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HAF joins with WECAN for the flight of Indigenous Women combating climate affects in Morocco

Please be welcome to join our allies at the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International for an exciting upcoming event in Marrakech, Morocco during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP22 climate talks.

'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – Morocco’, to be held Monday November 14th from 13:00 to 17:30, will be an extraordinary gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate change crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.

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Reception Invitation: November 3rd in NYC, from 6:30-9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a reception for the High Atlas Foundation, hosted by HAF's Board Member Bruno Mejean, to support the human development transformation driven by organic agriculture and the Moroccan society.  If you are unable to attend, we would greatly appreciatea contribution to HAF to help us reach our sustainable development goals. 

The Kingdom of Morocco is hosting the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC in Marrakech this November 2016. At COP 22 on November 17th, HAF will auction carbon offsets to support tree growing and monitoring with schools.  On the 16th of January 2017, HAF and partners throughout Morocco are planting trees at noontime and we hope that you will participate wherever you are. 

This is an exciting time to come together and commit to global action and cooperation towards sustainable environmental practices As part of HAF's commitment to sustainable development we will be marketing carbon offsets to individuals, companies and states during the COP. Stay tuned by signing up for the HAF newsletter

We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd! 

Climate Change and Gender

Written by: Fatima Zahra Laaribi 

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In the frame of preparations for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC, two of the High Atlas Foundation’s team members, Fatima Zahra Laaribi and Ibtissam Niri, attended a participatory workshop aimed at equal climate justice for men and women, supported by the Finish Embassy in Rabat. Titled «Pour une Justice Climatique intégrant l’égalité des sexes, homme/ femme », this workshop was organized by The Moroccan Volunteer Collective and Argania Association for Culture and Development, Essaouira. The workshop took place in the Handicapped Children Center of Essaouira on 15th October 2016.

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The workshop had two purposes: help mobilizing Moroccan women, associations as well as the elected women in the region of Marrakech-Safi to be decision makers or proposing decisions in essential forces in the theme of gender equity and climate change, which particularly affects women. It advocates for an approach in which women and men have an equal voice in decision-making on climate change and broader governance processes and are given equal access to the resources necessary to respond to the negative effects of climate change. It is here where both women’s and men’s needs and knowledge must be taken into account to by climate change policymaking institutions.  Also, the training was an opportunity for each association to provide effective solutions for climate change as it affects us all. These negative impacts do not affect us all equally; poor and rural women are left the worst affected. All the solutions and results that were drawn out during this participatory workshop will be formulated as projects and presented during the COP 22to be held in Marrakech from 7thto 18th November 2016.

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