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For Immediate Release


Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International,

Press Release

Indigenous Women Leaders Urgent Call to Action for the Amazon in Crisis


On November 5, Indigenous women leaders of the Amazon will unite to advocate for Indigenous rights and protection of forests, water, communities, and the global climate during a press conference organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Amongst various topics, speakers will address the devastating impacts of climate change and extractive industries and agri-business in the Amazon, and the importance of Indigenous rights as a climate solution.

Press Conference - Indigenous Women of the Amazon: Calls to Action

WHEN: 18:30 – 19:00, Friday, November 5

WHERE: Press Conference Room Durdle Door, SEC Centre, Glasgow, Scotland


Maricela Yuri Gualinga Santi (Kichwa), Vice President of Sarayaku, Ecuador

Sônia Bone Guajajara (Araribóia Indigenous Land of the Guajajara people) - Executive Coordinator for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Brazil

Helena Gualinga (Kichwa) from Sarayaku - Youth Climate Activist, and WECAN Young Women Project Lead, Ecuador

(Moderator) Osprey Orielle Lake - Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, USA


The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.

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