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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:


French–English and limited Arabic interpreting will be provided

Speakers to date include:

– Honorable Mary Robinson – Mary Robinson Foundation- Climate Justice; Former President of Ireland

– Neema Namadamu – SAFECO; Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network Democratic Republic of Congo

– Ruth Nyambura – African Eco-Feminists Collective; No REDD in Africa Network; Fellow of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation

–  Rachida Outouchki – Tamazight Representative of the High Atlas Foundation

–  Amina El Hajjami – Tamazight Project Manager of the High Atlas Foundation

– Tamazight Women’s Movement Representative

– Simone Lovera – Global Forest Coalition

– Thilmeeza Hussain – Voice of Women Maldives; Climate Wise Women

– Marta Cecilia Ventura – Indigenous Campesinos CONID, Mayan People of Quiche, Guatemala

– Jacqui Patterson – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program

– Precious Phiri, Regeneration International, Earth Wisdom

– Southern Africa Rural Women’s Assembly Representative

– Global Grassroots Justice Alliance Representative

– Women and Gender Constituency Representative

– Gloria Ushiga  – ASHIÑWAKA Association of Sapara Women of Ecuador

– Osprey Orielle Lake (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network)

– Yamna Oulamine and Nejma Ait Mansour – traditional Tamazight singers to open the event

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