Climate crisis, continue to ravage lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the world. In Africa, women, and girls in all their diversity are carrying the brunt of climate crisis, yet their voices are not being heard, their realities ignored, and their needs unfulfilled. Left alone to survive multiple crisis, African women are organizing, preserving, and sharing indigenous knowledge and innovating to protect the environment, fight climate change and dismantle systems of oppression. African women and girls are certain that the climate narrative in the continent need to change. Thus, FEMNET seeks to amplify feminists voices in the discourse of climate justice.
FEMNET is part of the African Activist for Climate Justice AACJ consortium which is a 5 project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme will be implemented in eight African countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia and South Africa with the goal of: amplifying and uniting the voices in Africa demanding that the most vulnerable groups- Women, Youth and local indigenous communities in the target countries and beyond are have capacity to defend and realize their human rights and live a decent and dignified life in a healthy and sustainable environment, within the context of the climate emergency.
Consortium members include:
Natural Justice (NJ)
African Youth Commission as implementing partner