Our Vision and Mission
WEA’s vision is that the women worldwide who are safeguarding a thriving home for all of us, are never alone, and that they have what they need—not only to survive but to thrive.
A vibrant grid of micro-networks has been built by women over years and across borders to guard and nourish our earth. Community by community, women step forward to defend forests from being stripped bare, prevent children from dying of waterborne illness, and uphold cultural fabric in the face of violence and exploitation. WEA lights this grid of connectivity.
Our mission is to equip women, who are the nodes of this grid, with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. We work with local leaders who build up other leaders. In some of the most threatened places on earth, WEA partners are:
- Saving indigenous seeds
- Selling solar cookers
- Launching sustainable farms
- Providing safe water
- Protecting land rights
- and much more.
More than 5,000 women have accessed WEA trainings reaching an additional 750,000 people in 18 countries with their environmental innovations.
How We Do This
With local leadership guiding each WEA project, we design capacity-building trainings where women access skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. They gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance. With these resources in hand, participants go on to launch their own environmental projects and teach others to do the same.
Ambitions & Goals
We foresee a world in which women powerfully participate in the development of global sustainability—thereby reducing poverty, encouraging democracy, promoting peace, and enhancing the social and environmental health of the planet.
Women's Earth Alliance (WEA) invests in grassroots women's leadership to drive solutions to our most pressing ecological concerns – water, food, land, and climate. We link women community leaders with the resources, trainings, funding, and partnerships they need to build self-reliant, environmentally sustainable, and healthy communities. Check out this short video depicting the profound potential within women's leadership for social and environmental transformation, and WEA’s work to support that shift.