WoMin at the People’s Climate Summit 2017

IMG 20171104 WA0070From November 6, nine women from South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe will join thousands of delegates and climate activists in Bonn for the Peoples Climate Summit 2017and the 23rd UN Climate Conference (COP23). The summit is a powerful opportunity for women activists representing a range of networks, movements and communities in Africa to advance an ecofeminist perspective on the systems of oppression which underlie the manifold crises facing humanity and the planet, and propose the real solutions needed.

This year, the WoMin Alliance will participate in a number of spaces and forums with allies and co-convene two workshops at the Peoples Climate Summit 2017 on November 6 and 7:

  • The violence of climate change, extractivism, capitalism and patriarchyon Monday 6 November, 9:30am to 12pm at Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn | Room: S3-S4 
  • Organising for people’s development sovereignty, our right to say NO, on Tuesday 7 November, 9:30am to 12pm at Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn | Room: K2. At this workshop, we will launch an important research paper: Extractives vs development sovereignty: building living consent rights for African women, which is set to be published in the November edition of Gender & Development (Issue 3). Links to access this article will be available on November 7!

Please find flyers in English and French for each of the two workshops. Here we indicate the many organisations and movements across Africa, Asia and Latin America collaborating to build these important dialogues.


Workshop 1 (ENGLISH / FRENCH)

Workshop 2 (ENGLISH /FRENCH)

IMG 20171104 WA0059

Read about the mentioned workshops and other activities at the PCS - https://pcs2017.org/en/.  Follow the hashtags #WoMinPCS, #PCSBonn and #COP23 and keep up with our activities on our Twitter and Facebook.

Keep up with our website for more voices - including interviews and blogs - from sisters who are attending the People's Climate Summit and speaking out for climate justice.