PRESS RELEASE | Historic Asia Women and Rivers Congress Unites Over 125 Women Leaders Calling for Equity and Justice

PRESS RELEASE | Historic Asia Women and Rivers Congress Unites Over 125 Women Leaders Calling for Equity and Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 10,  2024  Congress photos here MEDIA CONTACTS:  Lin Hnin Aye, Oxfam, lin.hninaye@oxfam.org + 95 9 761 994118 Bonnie Barclay, International Rivers, bbarclay@internationalrivers.org, +1 323 363 4874 Thailand – Over 125 women leaders and partners from 18 countries convened in Chiang Rai, Thailand, for the Asia Women and Rivers Congress, a…

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Introducing the 2024 Asia Women and Rivers Congress

Introducing the 2024 Asia Women and Rivers Congress

Over 120 women leaders will join together next week for the Asia Women and Rivers Congress. The Asia Women and Rivers Congress will bring together women leaders from riverine and indigenous communities, civil society, academia, and policymakers to discuss water, energy, and climate change challenges that are faced in transboundary river basins that flow across…

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Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Published in partnership with Open Development Mekong All over the world, women play a critical role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions about water. Years of experience have shown us that dams and other water infrastructure impact communities in gendered ways. Dam projects…

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Hear from participants of International Rivers’ Women and Rivers Leadership Accelerator Program

Hear from participants of International Rivers’ Women and Rivers Leadership Accelerator Program

In recognition of the critical role women play in shaping water solutions and the support needed to grow their impact, International Rivers partnered with Women’s Earth Alliance and launched the first Women and Rivers Accelerator Program in 2022 to strengthen the global movement of women river defenders. The first accelerator brought together 23 women river…

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These women are using their voices and leadership to help save the planet

These women are using their voices and leadership to help save the planet

International Rivers’ 2023 IWD Week List with some of the inspirational women Environmentalists you should know and follow Join International Rivers in celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth and #InternationalWomensDay this week. Women play critical leadership roles in providing, managing and safeguarding water and other natural resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions…

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Honoring Women River Defenders

Honoring Women River Defenders

All over the world, women play a critical leadership and community role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions about water. Years of experience have shown us that dams and other water infrastructure impact communities in gendered ways. Hydropower dam projects often exacerbate…

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Women and Rivers’ Defender Spotlight: Zerin Ahmed

Women and Rivers’ Defender Spotlight: Zerin Ahmed

by Petro Kotze and Nalori Chakma Connecting to riverine communities gave direction to her career  Globally, young activists have increasingly taken a stand calling for social change. Zerin Ahmed is one of those inspiring young leaders. The 25-year-old activist and educator is based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, where she promotes environmental education and…

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