That being said, women play a vital role in managing natural resources and mobilizing efforts to preserve access and use of these resources for themselves, their families, and broader communities. Women are key experts in analyzing contexts and problems they face and in coming up with viable, sustainable, innovative environmentally-just proposals and solutions, yet are often ignored and marginalized in key decision-making processes. Furthermore, many women-led groups and organizations that support and advocate for women’s rights and environmental justice are being bypassed by the growing funding streams available for work on environmental sustainability, disaster mitigation, and climate change.
We envision a world where women’s rights to water, food security, and a clean, healthy and safe environment are recognized and respected.
GAGGA sets out to strengthen and unify the capabilities of community-based women’s rights and environmental justice groups and movements so that:
They have the support and capacities they need to achieve the political agendas they have defined as a priority.Visit website »